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Old 01-25-2023, 08:21 PM
 
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All day today, I've been hearing low booms that rattle my windows.

I'm in SW Tucson, north of Valencia.

I thought it might be the freeze had pried a few boulders off the hill behind us, but there's no sign of the dust that would raise.

Is Pima county building a subway?
Is there a new mine out by the mission?
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Old 01-25-2023, 08:50 PM
 
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All day today, I've been hearing low booms that rattle my windows.

I'm in SW Tucson, north of Valencia.

I thought it might be the freeze had pried a few boulders off the hill behind us, but there's no sign of the dust that would raise.

Is Pima county building a subway?
Is there a new mine out by the mission?
USAF supersonic planes?
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Old 01-25-2023, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Dessert
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Nextdoor is reporting feeling them from the airport to Three Points, which is probably the entire area this patch of ND covers.

Most recent was about 8:15pm

Guy who works at the mines says they don't use explosions that big.
Someone else suggested "sonic booms from the National Guard's F16's."

I thought sonic booms were illegal in populated areas, but I guess the military doesn't worry about that.

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Old 01-27-2023, 08:56 AM
 
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Another suggestion was earthquakes; apparently there was one the other day, but that doesn't explain the multiple booms.

and someone brought up skyquakes, which are big booms with no apparent cause. I just saw a video about them, and they are common near large bodies of water, but not so much in dry areas.

There was also a reference to a deep freeze causing groundwater to freeze and expand and cause explosive cracking. That was pretty much my original theory. Apparently the booms were heard in a large area, so I wouldn't necessarily see the dust...
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