'Boom' in Carlsbad still a mystery

'Boom' in Carlsbad still a mystery

There are 12 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Dec 3, 2013, titled 'Boom' in Carlsbad still a mystery. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

CARLSBAD >> Did your house shake on Sunday afternoon? You weren't alone. The cause of the loud boom and ground tremors felt and heard citywide on Sunday remains a mystery.

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resident

Hobbs, NM

#2 Dec 4, 2013
I live in the northside of cbad and it felt like a vehicle ran into the side of my house. That was not a normal occurrence and I think there's something they're not telling the public!
resident is paranoid

Artesia, NM

#3 Dec 4, 2013
Who is they?
resident

Hobbs, NM

#4 Dec 4, 2013
resident is paranoid wrote:
Who is they?
You know...they, as in them! But who are you and why are you asking me? Are you one of them?
The aliens rising

Tempe, AZ

#5 Dec 4, 2013
Carlsbad lobbied for the establishment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a site where low level nuclear waste would be stored thousands of feet underground in salt beds. Congress authorized the WIPP project in 1979 and construction began in 1980. The DOE Carlsbad Area Office opened in 1993 and the first waste shipment arrived in 1999.

Carlsbad is home to the DOE's Carlsbad Field Office which operates the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant to safely store the transuranic nuclear wastes from the nation's defense sites.

Potash is a potassium-containing compound used as a fertilizer, along with nitrogen and phosphorus. Potash deposits were found underground across the Permian Basin in 1925. Two companies, Mosaic Potash Carlsbad (formerly IMC Global) and Intrepid Potash (formerly Mississippi Chemical Corporation), operate mining operations east of Carlsbad.

Dam!
Nice combination IN YOUR BASEMENT.
It's a wonder your city hasn't collapsed to middle earth or been blown off the surface before now.
Hoping it was only a gas burp or old cavern shaft failing and not a real disaster brewing.
Sweet

Carlsbad, NM

#6 Dec 4, 2013
I think I was watching Sunday night football when it happened. I was near a sliding glass door and remember it flexing when the boom went off. Like resident said I felt it as much as I heard it. Any ideas?
Titan

Clovis, NM

#7 Dec 4, 2013
Sweet wrote:
I think I was watching Sunday night football when it happened. I was near a sliding glass door and remember it flexing when the boom went off. Like resident said I felt it as much as I heard it. Any ideas?
It was just some kids out having some crazy and expensive fun. Nothing to be afraid of. Just north of Avalon lake.
beaner

Haslet, TX

#8 Dec 4, 2013
If heard things similar to this about 4 times living here
The Saint

United States

#9 Dec 5, 2013
The brown note?
sir bundy

Carlsbad, NM

#10 Dec 6, 2013
it was mutha rippin one off...thank god we didnt smell it!
Titan

Clovis, NM

#11 Dec 6, 2013
Sweet wrote:
I think I was watching Sunday night football when it happened. I was near a sliding glass door and remember it flexing when the boom went off. Like resident said I felt it as much as I heard it. Any ideas?
Once again, I'm being honest about what happened. I know the guys and what happened out there. You can imagine what kind of experiments people can get their hands on today. It was just a little larger than expected. No damage or danger to anyone. Thanks for putting the "nuts" on my last post whoever you are. Maybe I will put my nuts on your forehead so you will be smarter.
Zach

United States

#12 Jan 24, 2014
When I was decorated for christmas on the pecos, my 2 year old was with me trying to help, until a massive boom traveled through the sky... He screamed and was holding onto my leg.

We stayed inside for the rest of the day.....
az_dlo

Mesa, AZ

#13 Jan 25, 2014
Titan wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks for putting the "nuts" on my last post whoever you are. Maybe I will put my nuts on your forehead so you will be smarter.
M1L style?

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