Did you hear a boom or feel the house shake on New Year’s Day?

A reader contacted us recently about a boom heard in the Dover area on New Year’s Day.

He said that many people reported hearing it, and some said their houses shook. It happened around 3 p.m.

So I called Jeri Jones of Jones Geological Services to see if he had heard anything about it.

Jones said he had heard a boom around 12:50 p.m. that day. He checked Millersville University’s seismograph, and he saw little blips on it throughout the afternoon, including 3:01 p.m.

What was it? He’s not sure, he said. He planned to check in with a senior geologic scientist with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey about it.

“You have a nice mystery there,” Jones said.

Did you hear or feel anything on New Year’s Day? If so, when, where and about what time? Please describe what you heard or felt.


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