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Old 12-11-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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Hey y'all. In the last hour, my house has been thudding pretty regularly; I expect it's from testing out at Fort Knox. I'm used to the sound it normally makes, sort of like thunder in the distance- but this was different, much more of a 'boom' factor; my house literally shook from the impacts. Has anyone else out here noticed it, or am I just being oversensitive after last year's earthquakes? Anybody have any idea what kind of ordinance they might be using out there today? I'm really surprised just how STRONG these thuds were.
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Hey y'all. In the last hour, my house has been thudding pretty regularly; I expect it's from testing out at Fort Knox. I'm used to the sound it normally makes, sort of like thunder in the distance- but this was different, much more of a 'boom' factor; my house literally shook from the impacts. Has anyone else out here noticed it, or am I just being oversensitive after last year's earthquakes? Anybody have any idea what kind of ordinance they might be using out there today? I'm really surprised just how STRONG these thuds were.
It may be the zoo if it was around 11:30 or 3:30. They are doing some blasting for constuction.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Heh, one of my special memories of living in Valley Station was the artillery at Knox when they were having manouvers.

Also, back when I lived there in the 1970s, they had those Hueys on base. The Hueys would come over on I guess forward observer missions , flying in over our subdivision with their big searchlight underneath and we kids would run underneath them trying to get them to spot us.

Fun stuff!

But yeah, the rolling thunder of the artillery, rattling the china cabinet.

Knoxie was certainly a presence down in SW County
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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I felt and heard it also. Isn't the Armor Division moving out? I guess that will be the end of the boom boom years.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:50 AM
 
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I guess the booms I felt and the booms y'all felt weren't the same ones
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Hey y'all. In the last hour, my house has been thudding pretty regularly; I expect it's from testing out at Fort Knox. I'm used to the sound it normally makes, sort of like thunder in the distance- but this was different, much more of a 'boom' factor; my house literally shook from the impacts. Has anyone else out here noticed it, or am I just being oversensitive after last year's earthquakes? Anybody have any idea what kind of ordinance they might be using out there today? I'm really surprised just how STRONG these thuds were.
When there is a large amount of clouds combined with high humidity (drizzling), the noise travels farther when they are shooting on Fort Knox. It seems like every two or so weeks that they are shooting. I can't imagine the blasting for the zoo construction would be felt much beyond a 1/2 mile from the zoo. I'm sure it's preferred they blast rock more frequently and in smaller amounts than have one or two big blasts.
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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When there is a large amount of clouds combined with high humidity (drizzling), the noise travels farther when they are shooting on Fort Knox. It seems like every two or so weeks that they are shooting. I can't imagine the blasting for the zoo construction would be felt much beyond a 1/2 mile from the zoo. I'm sure it's preferred they blast rock more frequently and in smaller amounts than have one or two big blasts.
I thought the person who posted was near the airport which isn't too awful far from the zoo.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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s/he doesn't say. If so, any shakes and rumbles would be aircraft vs. the zoo blasts.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I often mistake the rumbling at Ft Knox for thunder when I hike at Jefferson Memorial Forest
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:50 AM
 
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I'm sure it's preferred they blast rock more frequently and in smaller amounts than have one or two big blasts.
They were actually two large blasts a day because they are actually blasting rock inside a hill. Some of the blasts were so strong it would vibrate doors at the front of the zoo! I do believe it is over now. I have to say though, I thought that yelling "fire in the hole" was only in the movies lol
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