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Sonic Boom - Tyneside?

Old 10th Jan 2008, 23:15
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Sonic Boom - Tyneside?

Hi, I was walking in Tynemouth tonight (Thurs) and just after 2230 heard a loud but distant bang to the North West. Deep with a lot of reverb/echo.

Police have no reports of explosions so I'm thinking a sonic boom perhaps.

Anyone hear it? Know if it was one?

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Old 11th Jan 2008, 08:05
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Could well be a Spadeadam explosion of some sort, if it was calm enough, would probably be able to hear it.
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Old 11th Jan 2008, 08:08
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Yes, it was the right direction. Good point.

What sort of distance is that do you reckon?

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Old 11th Jan 2008, 16:46
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What sort of distance is that do you reckon?
60 miles as the crow (or Tornado) flies.

Nothing noticed here BTW.

Aircraft returning to Leeming tend to follow A68. Single (military) aircraft heard overflying last night, though cannot recall time.
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Old 12th Jan 2008, 19:08
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Report it here as an earthquake event (you mentioned reverb/echo), the BGS will then contact the mil and confirm if it was a sonic event. Hope that helps
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Old 13th Jan 2008, 22:13
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Form filled out.

Thanks for the link.

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Old 14th Jan 2008, 11:05
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There is a large testing facility at Spadeadam where they periodically set off very large gas explosions. Hugely impressive - like a mini nuclear bomb. Always NOTAMed in advance, but not aware of ever having seen them at that time of the day.
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Old 15th Jan 2008, 09:00
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Got this reply from the BGS...


Hello Dan.

Thank you for your online enquiry. I have scrutinised the signals from
the nearest BGS seismograph sites to you for a good few minutes either
side of the date and time stated (10 January 2008 @ 22:30 UTC) and can
inform you that there was no evidence of a seismic disturbance, of any
kind, detected by the BGS seismograph network.

Regards,

Julian

*****************************************************
Julian Bukits
British Geological Survey

So it shall for ever remain a mystery.....

Cheers

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Old 15th Jan 2008, 09:20
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Duplicate link removed.

UK earthquakes for the last 30 days (generated on Tue Jan 15 08:30:03 GMT 2008)

http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/rec...nt_events.html
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