U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Tucson
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:13 PM
 
2 posts, read 13,548 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Anyone else in Tucson hearing this low frequency rumbling outside? It happens every minute or so, sometimes even every 30 seconds. (Ruling out sonic boom from Air Force base). It can even last for a long time resembling an idling diesel truck. It's been happening every night for weeks...Intensifying around 2-4am. I'm not crazy... My wife hears it... My neighbor hears it...My cats hear it. I live in Sahuarita, but i heard it at my in laws place in Rio Rico (it sent their dogs into a frenzy), and I've heard it in East Tucson with my friend (who could hear it as well)

Maybe mine blasting? Anyone else experiencing this?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
8,873 posts, read 15,589,126 times
Reputation: 29200
Hmmm. Nothing in NW, where I am. My eyesight is pretty bad, but I hear above average and I can't say I've heard anything that a quick trip to the front porch didn't explain. If you find out, let us know. Given where you are, I'd also guess something from the mine.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-07-2013, 01:31 AM
 
Location: West of the Catalinas East of the Tortolitas
4,922 posts, read 8,139,300 times
Reputation: 8031
I often hear a humming, vibrating sound here in OV. It's really noticable at night when it's much quieter outside. Sometimes it's loud, sometimes I don't hear it at all. Sometimes it comes and goes. If I go outside, I can't really tell where it's coming from, but I'm up around the Chili's on Oracle and it sounds almost like it's coming from the area of the police station/library.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-07-2013, 12:08 PM
 
56 posts, read 128,510 times
Reputation: 82
not familiar with Tuscons area . one guy suggested it comes from a mine? if i was hearing such sounds i'd be trying to track the source down . first time i heard it i would get down on driveway and see if the sound is coming from underneath the ground .
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-07-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: SW US
2,775 posts, read 2,842,511 times
Reputation: 5131
I hear this periodically on the far SW side. Usually it's after dark. I have assumed it's planes doing training, but have no proof of that. Sometimes it is really annoying.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2013, 02:31 AM
 
Location: West of the Catalinas East of the Tortolitas
4,922 posts, read 8,139,300 times
Reputation: 8031
It's after midnight and I'm hearing the whining, humming sound ebb and flow, almost as if it's carried on the wind. If I could describe it better, it's a solid, constant pitched, whining motor sound; almost like the sound of the hum you hear in an ear/audio test where you raise your hand if you hear the sound. If it were a musical note, it'd be an A sharp or B flat. A steady, pitch pipe like noise...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2013, 09:46 AM
 
4,221 posts, read 13,434,713 times
Reputation: 4225
is it a passing train in the distance?....or some test/operation from DM?....or some trucks rolling on the interstate?....
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
17,349 posts, read 21,248,873 times
Reputation: 13846
Perhaps someone is digging a tunnel, in the wrong spot.........
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Tucson
522 posts, read 1,507,205 times
Reputation: 705
Maybe the military re-started the Philadelphia Experiment.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado - Oh, yeah!
833 posts, read 1,632,143 times
Reputation: 1034
Quote:
Originally Posted by azdr0710 View Post
is it a passing train in the distance?....or some test/operation from DM?....or some trucks rolling on the interstate?....
The frequency at which the OP says this is happening doesn't fit with a train, but everything else does (that was my guess too).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Tucson

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top