Officials from Joint Base MDL denied reports that shaking felt from New Jersey to Connecticut were the result of a sonic boom from one of their aircraft shortly after officials from the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center reported a sonic boom over Hammonton.
“We’ve also received reports of ground shaking here in South Jersey. We do not have any aircraft capable of producing a sonic boom and our training ranges are currently clear of operations. We’re working with local and civilian authorities to determine the cause of the incident. As soon as we have an update, we’ll be sure to post the information,” the Joint Base said. “Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst – The USGS did report it was a sonic boom. Usually media outlets will attribute this to nearby military bases. However, it takes a special and very fast type of airplane to produce a sonic boom. We love our big jets here at MDL, but they are all too slow to go supersonic. We’ll have an update as soon as we have any information to pass along!”