Suspected sonic boom rattles Central ...

Suspected sonic boom rattles Central Coast

There are 81 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Mar 5, 2009, titled Suspected sonic boom rattles Central Coast. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Though many Central Coast residents felt a rattle Wednesday morning, the source of the shaking was not under their feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Since: May 08

United States

#2 Mar 5, 2009
It was the Aurora !
burken

Daly City, CA

#3 Mar 5, 2009
I like sonic booms. I've heard 4, never noticed anything break.
a jet

Salinas, CA

#5 Mar 5, 2009
Gordon said "Our best guess is that it was a sonic boom from a jet off the coast." Hum.... This one jet made all these booms at different times, also in Oakland last night.
An F35

San Jose, CA

#7 Mar 5, 2009
I'm betting on a test run of the new F35s. The Navy's new harrier type jet.
whole foods

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Mar 5, 2009
I think its because whole foods and other big name compaines are trying to do business in santa cruz.
Gail Levey

Rohnert Park, CA

#9 Mar 5, 2009
Four booms here in Capitola - sounded like distant explosions to me. Both instances were loud enough to draw me outside - 9 ish and noon-ish
Christ Puncher

El Cerrito, CA

#10 Mar 5, 2009
I bet the gov. knows exactly what that noise was.
Mark

Millbrae, CA

#11 Mar 5, 2009
i wonder wrote:
maybe the boom came all the way from north korea
If the boom was caused by the intercontinental missile that North Korea has been threatening to test, it wouldn't need to be all the way over there, since the end of its trajectory would be somewhere here in the US. Their guidance systems are notoriously poor, and just yesterday they issued a warning to South Korea to clear the skies of airplanes, since North Korea would not be held responsible for any collisions with its missiles.
Furthermore, if it was indeed a test missile from North Korea, perhaps it would be in the best interest of our government not to let us know about it, since the resulting outcry would force its hand to finally deal with Kim Jong Il.
What would be interesting to know if a similar boom was heard over Japan a little bit before we heard the one here.

Since: Aug 08

Santa Cruz

#12 Mar 5, 2009
mystery solved:

http://tinyurl.com/6faq9g
uh Clem

San Mateo, CA

#13 Mar 5, 2009
Look up 2009 DD45

United States

#14 Mar 5, 2009
"The cosmic object, which was estimated to be 20 yards to 30 yards across, came closest to Earth near the equator somewhere over the Pacific Ocean."
"In astronomical terms it was a close call. Estimated to be between 30 metres and 50 metres wide, it passed almost seven times closer than the moon."
Google asteroid. How long does a sound wave travel if it's 43,000 miles away?
sockmonkey

Sonoma, CA

#16 Mar 5, 2009
It was a failed Rapture.
DJK

Santa Cruz, CA

#17 Mar 5, 2009
It was a high altitude meteor explosion folks.They are not that uncommon and can be heard over vast areas unlike sonic booms from supersonic aircraft which are very localized.
DJK

Santa Cruz, CA

#18 Mar 5, 2009
Look up 2009 DD45 wrote:
"The cosmic object, which was estimated to be 20 yards to 30 yards across, came closest to Earth near the equator somewhere over the Pacific Ocean."
"In astronomical terms it was a close call. Estimated to be between 30 metres and 50 metres wide, it passed almost seven times closer than the moon."
Google asteroid. How long does a sound wave travel if it's 43,000 miles away?
Sorry. sound doesn't travel in outer space because there is no atmosphere in space, only vacuum.
trisha0790

Watsonville, CA

#19 Mar 5, 2009
grantdabassman wrote:
mystery solved:
http://tinyurl.com/6faq9g
Very funny!!!!
I thought it was the sound of my retirement plan taking its last breath.
Steve Hartman

AOL

#20 Mar 5, 2009
It was ALIENS! Where are Scully and Mulder when we need them?
SOO

San Leandro, CA

#21 Mar 5, 2009
grantdabassman wrote:
mystery solved:
http://tinyurl.com/6faq9g
I AGREE EVERYONE CHECK THIS OUT
Boby M

Redlands, CA

#22 Mar 5, 2009
It was most likely an airborne sonic compression from a jet aircraft. I've heard similar multiple booms when visiting San Diego when the military aircraft are practicing miles offshore there. But the conspiracy type kooks probably believe the military was intentionally terrifying the public while practicing for when Obama declares martial law in his coupe to become El Presidente for life or,...we were visited by aliens and someone from San Francisco was abducted, sustained an anal probe before being returned to the Castro District!
boombozo

Millbrae, CA

#23 Mar 5, 2009
I think it was Gary Patton's inflated ego finally exploding.
Big Mike

Scotts Valley, CA

#24 Mar 5, 2009
My family and I also felt those two booms just before noon, as well as the one at 9:15.

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