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Mystery boom rattles Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore

Associated Press - May 11, 2011 7:45 AM ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A loud boom rattled Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore but the source is a mystery.

Media outlets report that the mystery boom occurred Tuesday night. It was reported in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Suffolk.

Some residents reported that the disturbance shook their homes.

The U.S. Geological Survey's reports show no seismic activity at the time.

A spokeswoman at Oceana Naval Air Station says a sonic boom from the base wouldn't be heard as far away as Suffolk.

A NASA spokesman says there wasn't any rocket activity at the Wallops Island facility that could cause such a noise.

National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Rusnak says there wasn't any severe weather at the time.

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