Boom and rumble leave CSRA residents feeling rattled

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Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 11:49 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2022 at 4:22 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A pair of rumbles rattled CSRA residents just before and after midday Thursday.

The first one, described as a loud boom, happened around 11:30 a.m. and was felt across Burke County.

People walking, sitting and even driving reportedly felt the boom, which also shook windows. People at Plant Vogtle also reported hearing it.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office said it was investigating the matter.

“We are working to find the origin of this noise,” the agency said.

Then at 12:27 p.m., we felt and heard a rumble and boom at News 12 near Riverwatch Parkway and Interstate 20. The rumble lasted a couple of seconds and rattled windows, rapidly vibrating the ground underneath us.

Neither incident registered as an earthquake with the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office said neither Fort Gordon nor Plant Vogtle were conducting any sort of munitions training that might explain the rumbling

Deputies said several people had seen fighter jets, which might provide an explanation, deputies said.

No damage was reported.