Social media lit up late this afternoon with news of another round of rattling throughout the southen half of the Jersey Shore.
“The house’s front windows are shaking, and I heard rumbles in Berkeley Township just now,” Lisa Stansbury wrote on the Facebook page of Jersey Shore Hurricane News (JSHN) around 3 p.m. Others said they felt shaking in Brigantine, Galloway, and Barnegat.
Once again, the cause was reportedly likely due to a sonic boom.
Naval Air Station Patuxent River spokesman Patrick Gordon told The Press of Atlantic City that the Maryland installation had a Joint Strike Fighter Program F-35 jet cleared to “go supersonic” off the South Jersey coast this afternoon.
A sonic boom is “the sound associated with the shock waves created by an object traveling through the air faster than the speed of sound. Sonic booms generate enormous amounts of sound energy, sounding much like an explosion,” according to wikipedia.org.