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3:15 p.m. Update: What Was That? Earthquake?

Credits: USGS

STAFFORD, NJ -  A M0.0 Sonic Boom - 3km NNE of Hammonton, NJ has been confirmed. The USGS reported the occurrence at 1:24 p.m. No injuries have been reported.

Previously, at 3:05 p.m. the United States Geological Survey Service was reporting "waves" of some kind and they are not ready to report what that is.

TAPinto.net is receiving reports all throughout news sources and through social networking that people have experienced about three tremors, booms, and shaking in the Southern Ocean County area.

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The National Geological Survey Service is denying any earthquake activity. Could it have been military bombing? Those are often heard in Southern Ocean County. However, the earthquake experience was felt throughout the entire state.

The Ocean County Sheriff at 2:34 p.m. was reporting no earthquake and no bombing practice.  

One TAPinto.net reader reported a "large boom" followed by a number of tremors.

Let us know on our social media what you are finding out.  More to come on this story.  


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