Earthquake Felt In Benton County Turns Out To Be Another Sonic Boom

Local News State News Monday, July 19th, 2021

jet fighter creating sonic boom over the sea with ships
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We now know what caused a rumble across Benton County last week, which had many thinking there had been an earthquake.

According to officials in Johnson County, it was a Boeing F-15 aircraft that was operating under contract to the Air Force out of the Saint Louis Area, which created a sonic boom.

This isn’t the first time the Lake Area has felt that, several weeks prior another F-15 created a similar sonic boom that stretched from Sunrise Beach to Eldon.

At this time the only real earthquake that has been registered anywhere in Missouri, was a 2.2 magnitude that stuck bull shoals lake near the Missouri/Arkansas Border this past weekend.

Local News State News Monday, July 19th, 2021

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