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Goleta Shakes
updated: Dec 20, 2012, 9:46 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Just experienced 3 bouts of rattling windows here in Goleta at 9:30AM. Seemed like pressure waves, definitely not an earthquake. Anyone know the cause?

More Edhat Subscribers have reported similar instances:

  • Anyone hear what sounded like a sonic boom around 9:30am? I was in Downtown SB and everyone at my office heard it...
  • Did we just have an earthquake?
  • My house was just rumbling. Was that a sonic boom or earthquake?
  • Did anyone just feel/hear a large noise in the Goleta area? All my windows were shaking but nothing else.
  • Just heard/felt a long rumble @ 9:31 AM...no earth shaking. Near Bishop Diego High School. What's going on...anyone?
  • Another rumble near Bishop Diego...9:45
  • We're feeling multiple skyquakes here on the mesa.
    The San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office has released a statement regarding the recent sonic booms heard throughout the tri-counties. (12/21/12)
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     COMMENT 355897 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:49 AM

    shook hard and loud ! we felt down here on Milpas. set off a few car alarms at Milpas Motors

     

     COMMENT 355898P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:49 AM

    Yes, there was an earthquake felt in Carpinteria and we are having aftershocks now. It is also being reported by many in the area on Facebook.

     

     COMMENT 355899 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:49 AM

    Felt the same thing in the 7100 block of Hollister twice. Windows rattled, but didn't seem like the building was moving.

     

     COMMENT 355900 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:50 AM

    same here in Ellwood. Heard some sort of jet after the 3rd pressure wave (not very loud, so likely high atmosphere flight)

     

     COMMENT 355901P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:50 AM

    Felt it on APS too.

     

     COMMENT 355902 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:50 AM

    Yeah, I heard it here in Bel Air Knolls. I would also like to know what it was.

     

     COMMENT 355903 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:50 AM

    Yes, I just posted the same and felt/heard another but less strong rumble @ 9:45...near Bishop Diego High School

     

     COMMENT 355904 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:51 AM

    Mayan god awakening for the party tomorrow!

     

     COMMENT 355905 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:51 AM

    We had the same here on the mesa-windows and doors rattling quite intense. Any ideas of what happened?

     

     COMMENT 355906 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:51 AM

    HAARP. This is just the beginning. Not surprising they are using it as the weather has been so cold. My uncle is retired Air Force and he states the weather control achievable with its use is truly scary\mind blowing.

     

     COMMENT 355907 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:51 AM

    Heard it and felt it over by La Cumbre Plaza too. Could it have been caused be a sonic boom from a plane going to/from Vandenberg?

     

     COMMENT 355908P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:52 AM

    I felt them in Lompoc and my brother in Buellton just called me to say it rattled his patio door for ten seconds.

     

     COMMENT 355909 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:52 AM

    I felt them too, but it's not showing up on the USGS map. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

     

     SHOREBIRD agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:52 AM

    Felt it too. Calle real/turnpike.

     

     COMMENT 355911 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:52 AM

    NOT earthquake. Hanging items do not swing. These are skyquakes. Most likely caused by hypersonic military craft. Had a lot of them when we were pummelling Iraq. Hope they are only training missions....

     

     COMMENT 355912P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:54 AM

    Definitely felt it near Goleta Cottage. Mostly a few hard shakes, hard to tell if it's a pressure wave or ground shaking when you're in a mobile home... There was a 2.6 in Cherry Valley about that time, but it seems highly unlikely so many would feel something so small from so far away.

     

     HOOSIER NOT agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:55 AM

    same here by Guttierez and Olive.... thought earthquakes lasted longer than that though...what do I know, I'm from Indiana!

     

     COMMENT 355914 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:55 AM

    Felt it strong on the Mesa also.... not shaking like an earthquake but loud! Sounded like someone dropped something on our roof.

     

     COMMENT 355915 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:56 AM

    I heard my windows rattling in different locations a few times. Friends are reporting feeling it in Lompoc, though I didn't feel a thing in Goleta!

     

     COMMENT 355916 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:57 AM

    I sure wish the military would give us a heads up that they were going to be rocking us....again....and again....and again...

     

     COMMENT 355917 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:57 AM

    There was finally one showing up on the earthquake map for that time in Cherry Valley - a 2.6 magnitude. They used to show up on the USGS map immediately, but this one took a long time to show up on the map... not sure if that was what we felt, but we definitely had some shaking. (911 - why do you say hanging items don't swing? There are many types of earthquakes rolling, shaking... and hanging things can swing from them).

     

     COMMENT 355918 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 09:58 AM

    Felt it here in Mission Canyon. Windows rattled and felt it through the floor. But nothing about it on the USGS earthquake site.

     

     COMMENT 355919 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:01 AM

    Windows rattled for 20 secs here in Santa Ynez. My wife assumed earthquake, but seemed more like a pressure wave to me. The little quake in Cherry Valley was too small, and a few minutes earlier... One more smaller after event?!

     

     COMMENT 355920 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:02 AM

    We felt it! We are next door to Cottage Hospital in SB! My daughter was in her room playing, and she ran to me when she heard/felt it, too! She said her bed shook, and the rattling door freaked her out. She said the door moved all by itself. She wasn't touching it! haha...I was sitting on here, EdHatting, when my windows and doors shook loudly. Even my kitty freaked out, and puffed up. Oh, the sight of his fur! Poor little guy!

     

     COMMENT 355921 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:03 AM

    A micro earthquake occurred at 9:34:39 AM (PST) on Thursday, December 20, 2012.
    The magnitude 2.6 event occurred 3 km (2 miles) NNE (32 degrees) of Beaumont, CA.
    The hypocentral depth is 18 km (11 miles).

     

     COMMENT 355922 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:03 AM

    Heard three rumbles here on the UCSB campus at 9:30 am.

     

     COMMENT 355923 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:05 AM

    now i think we just felt an EQ in goleta (ellwood)

     

     COMMENT 355924 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:06 AM

    Just happened again in Goleta, 10:04, though not as long or loud.

     

     COMMENT 355925 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:06 AM

    Just now, again? What the HECK is going on?

     

     COMMENT 355926 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:07 AM

    Another one here at Bishop Diego....10:05

     

     COMMENT 355928 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:07 AM

    It has been happening here in No-Leta for the past hour, and just a moment ago.

     

     COMMENT 355929 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:07 AM

    getting more right now in Ellwood

     

     WESTZYDE agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:08 AM

    Felt another just now, on the Westside. Still nothing on the USGS website, at least anywhere near SB.

     

     COMMENT 355931 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:08 AM

    Heard it ... didn't feel anything. Sonic boom or something of the sort? Cool!

     

     COMMENT 355932 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:09 AM

    Just happened again at 10:04 a.m., this time not as loud. Now again 10:07, lasting longer this time. The first one made my whole house here in Goleta creak loudly, then 8 to 12 muffled booms trailing off.

     

     COMMENT 355933 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:09 AM

    Happening again on top of 154, this is the 5th episode what is it?

     

     COMMENT 355934 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:09 AM

    Sonic boom - not an earthquake.

    Seems like we've been getting a lot these lately. I wonder what they are testing up at Vandenberg?


    Just had another series... boom, boom, boooooooommmm

     

     COMMENT 355935 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:09 AM

    Still happening downtown. Less intense than the earlier one.

     

     SHOREBIRD agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:09 AM

    This time it felt like a pressure wave in my ears. Cat is looking at me like I caused it.

     

     COMMENT 355937 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:09 AM

    It's an alien invasion!!!

    Or an earthquake. Probably just an earthquake...but that's what they'd want you to think so it's probably aliens.

     

     COMMENT 355938P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:09 AM

    906 -- HAARP is out of Alaska. Conspiracy freaks think it's the beginning of global domination. Balderdash.

    http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/faq.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Frequency_Active_Auroral_
    Research_Program

     

     COMMENT 355940 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:10 AM

    Just felt more near Patterson/Hollister!

     

     COMMENT 355941 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:10 AM

    i'm up in pismo beach. definitely felt two seperate waves of rumbles ... my doorjams all shook.

     

     WESTZYDE agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:10 AM

    It must be a sonic boom. Nothing is swaying in the house, just rattling windows. Not an earthquake. Maybe it's just those pesky end-of-the-world asteroids entering the atmosphere.

     

     COMMENT 355943 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:11 AM

    So strange -- I am feeling it more in my ears than anywhere else -- like pressure popping. First and most noticeable around 9:30 and just a few minutes ago a series again -- twice. What IS it?

     

     COMMENT 355945 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:11 AM

    Original Poster here. Have heard about 4 of these things now. One around 10:08am, 2 minutes ago. Nothing swinging, nothing on the USGS earthquake page, but stared at the window and saw it VIBRATE. This is FREAKY.

     

     COMMENT 355946 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:12 AM

    Military jets maneuvering far offshore can briefly break the sound barrier with wingtips and tails when doing tight turns. The sound can carry a long ways under the right atmospheric conditions. @904, detailed analysis of cultural artifacts and figures show that all Mayan aircraft were very subsonic.

     

     COMMENT 355947 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:12 AM

    my poor kitty. all alone at home in gtown!

     

     COMMENT 355948P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:12 AM

    More rumbles, 2 sets of aftershocks. Hope we are not building up to something major

     

     COMMENT 355949 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:13 AM

    We just felt another at 10:08- our dogs and cats were whining like crazy and pawing at the door. We didn't feel it in the floor, but all the windows were rattling very loudly. Strange!

     

     COMMENT 355950P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:13 AM

    Heard/felt it up here in Solvang too. The second time I went outside and saw what looked like a rocket trail in the south eastern sky. Could have been a coincidence...

     

     COMMENT 355952 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:14 AM

    First one felt like an explosion here out on Turnpike, counting 4 incidents at this point. Would appreciate a heads up if the military is going to be doing training exercises over our heads.

     

     COMMENT 355953P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:14 AM

    945, USGS IS showing the earthquake. Check again

     

     COMMENT 355954 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:14 AM

    Saw a supersonic aircraft flying over just as the last set of boom booms rattled Mission Canyon. Holiday war games, I'd guess!

     

     COMMENT 355955 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:15 AM

    Seems like there have been two events in Montecito, one around 9:30 and the other around 10 or so. Windows rattling and what sounded like a large truck rolling down the road.

     

     COMMENT 355956 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:15 AM

    @355938P HAARP is powerful enough to reach the Santa Barbara area and beyond as proven by the huge quake in Haiti some years back. It is likely that it is being used or being tested in coordination with Vberg and the source of these "booms."

     

     SBSURFERLIFE agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:16 AM

    I'm working remotely a few hours north of SLO and I haven't felt anything here. It must be something at Vandenberg AFB.

     

     COMMENT 355958P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:17 AM

    The end is near...

     

     COMMENT 355959 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:18 AM

    Noozhawk just posted an article:http://www.noozhawk.com/article/small_earthquake_ra
    ttles_windows_in_santa_barbara_county/

     

     COMMENT 355960 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:19 AM

    I doubt this is the small earthquake in the Cherry Valley area that is showing up on the map.

     

     COMMENT 355961 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:20 AM

    Was not an earthquake...nothing on the usgs site was close enough or strong enough to be that effective on our area. Just looked at the Vandenberg launch site and there were no scheduled launches for today.

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:22 AM

    Nothing on USGS..? I didn't feel nothing..?

     

     COMMENT 355963P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:22 AM

    For those that don't seem to want to believe we are feeling the earthquake and aftershocks, check out the USGS page, http://on.doi.gov/12CwPDm

     

     COMMENT 355964 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:22 AM

    Aliens! Oh no, not another probing!

     

     SBFUNLOVER agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:22 AM

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/ci/152662
    97/us/index.html

     

     COMMENT 355966 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:23 AM

    The earlier one (9:30 or so) sounded like someone was running around on the roof of our building downtown. Didn't feel or hear the later one.

     

     COMMENT 355967 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:23 AM

    It's just the Aliens arriving for tomorrows festivities :)

     

     COMMENT 355968P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:24 AM

    Here you go Roger, http://on.doi.gov/12CwPDm

     

     COMMENT 355970P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:25 AM

    windows rattled here in Lompoc but no detectible movement in the house.

     

     COMMENT 355971 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:25 AM

    Sorry, this did not feel like an earthquake even though one was recorded. It felt more like a sonic boom quake, and we felt 4 different ones.

     

     FLEETFOOT agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:25 AM

    All three rounds registered on the Mt. Abel seismograph....

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/helicorders/nca/2/latest/

    This has been going on for a few years now. Really annoying, especially when the likely culprits (Vandenberg et al) just sort of shrug their shoulders....

     

     COMMENT 355973 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:26 AM

    Felt both sets of booming activity in north Goleta/Winchester Canyon area. What's going on?

     

     COMMENT 355974 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:26 AM

    My boyfriend felt it in Camarillo, but I agree. I definitely don't think it is an earthquake. It seems to be more characteristic of a sonic boom.

     

     COMMENT 355976 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:28 AM

    I have a hard time believing that what people felt was a 2.6 earthquake, 11 miles deep, almost 200 miles away. It seems unlikely.

     

     COMMENT 355977 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:29 AM

    Surprised no one knows that it's Pt. Mugu/San Nicolas Island ordnance testing. (Not an earthquake or HAARP.) Pretty common occurrence:

    "The San Nicolas Island Vandal Launch Pad launch complex is capable of supporting missile (Tomahawk & RAM) and missile targets (Vandal) launches. The west end of San Nicolas Island provides a secured area for missile targets and is often used for SLAM and land attach missile operations. The Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) is a remote controlled ship with SeaSparrow, RAM, and CWIS defense systems and various target acquisition systems. It provides an open-ocean, integrated, self-defense platform without the safety constraints associated with a manned ship. "

     

     COMMENT 355978 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:29 AM

    Last time we had something similar it was an F22...back in January....

    I am not allowed to post a link.....but if you google sonic boom santa barbara, there is a KSBY story that pops up.

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:35 AM

    I saw that 2.6 but it was so far away oh well I guess this is it....

     

     COMMENT 355984P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:35 AM

    Come on you guys...there is NO WAY you felt a 2.6 earthquake that far away. The USGS shakemap doesn't go any further north than Long Beach for a reason!!!!

     

     COMMENT 355985P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:36 AM

    Headline from the KSBY website:

    USGS tells KSBY News "sonic signals" shook the Central Coast

     

     COMMENT 355986 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:38 AM

    I'm beginning to think the Mayan's were smarter than we've been giving them credit for; the "occurrences" just might increase until the earth explodes tomorrow!

     

     COMMENT 355987P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:38 AM

    355956 - "Proven" by a quake in Haiti? Huh? How do radiowaves aimed at the ionosphere cause quakes?

     

     COMMENT 355988P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:39 AM

    Scanner Report:

    Dispatch:

    9 44 AM : "We are receiving numerous alarm calls in the area"

    9 45 AM: "…are we responding to those due to the circumstances?"

    Response of PD: "Negative"

    The call they were discussing was for a person "Hearing noises on her roof"

    No other mention related to noises/shaking was heard.

    Seems dispatch knows something and is being quiet about it.

     

     COMMENT 355989 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:40 AM

    These were the sounds of blasting. My guess is it was the rock quarry near Cachuma Dam called B Rock, operated by Granite Construction.

     

     COMMENT 355990 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:40 AM

    Maybe the reindeer got out a bit early!

     

     COMMENT 355991P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:40 AM

    984, did you not go to the USGS page I posted and click on the link for "responses"?

     

     COMMENT 355992P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:40 AM

    I heard/felt it it at Los Positas and State St.

    And again then again at 10 06 and then 10 08 AM

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:43 AM

    The Earth is swallowing Santa Barbara film at 11...

     

     COMMENT 355994 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:43 AM

    No way that 2.6 in cherry valley would be felt here. And a 2.6 centered in SB wouldn't be felt in Solvang either. Felt very similar to the subsurface explosions used for seismic surveys on which I used to work. Would likely feel similar to pressure waves originating from high in atmosphere, and that would explain the reports coming from a large area.

     

     COMMENT 355995 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:47 AM

    Don't forget they like to bomb
    San nicolas island at this time of
    The day...

    they shoot the missles over
    The cuyama corridor...

    Google: cryptome china lake

    for all
    You need to know as a civilian.

    Oh yeah remember too
    Party like its 2012!

     

     COMMENT 355997P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:50 AM

    San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received several reports of what appeared to be seismic activity in the county. The Sheriff's Office has confirmed through various state and federal agencies that there has been no seismic activity in our area. It's believed the activity was caused by sonic booms from military aircraft flying over this region of California. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirms there was a sonic boom reported at 9:26 AM and again at 9:40 AM.

     

     BILLY GOODNICK agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:50 AM

    KEYT is stumped too. http://www.keyt.com/news/local/Mystery-Booms-Rattle-Tri-Counties-184302341.html

     

     NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:50 AM

    I swore that a SWAT team was swarming across my deck. Freaky.

     

     SBSURFERLIFE agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:51 AM

    http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=105719

    Thanks Ed for the posting this.

     

     COMMENT 356001 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:51 AM

    Felt several downtown, just like everyone else.

    A few months ago I felt the same thing, but at my house.

    Not an earthquake....man made.

     

     COMMENT 356005P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:53 AM

    994, I guess you did not go to the USGS and see all of the responses from the Santa Barbara area that started when the earthquake took place. This is why they are listed on that specific earthquake page. I guess it is true what Jonathan Swift wrote: "There is none so blind as they that won’t see."

     

     COMMENT 356006 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:54 AM

    Definately a sonic boom or similar and not an earthquake. Come on people, use your senses! Did the windows and exterior doors shake violently, or the whole room? In my office, the exterior windows shook, but my coffee didn't jiggle and the interior glass walls in my office didn't move. Critical thinking is in short supply these days. Sorry to see that Noozhawk posted their 'solution' before actually thinking.

     

     SHAKEY agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 10:59 AM

    Hi Shakey here , just wanted to say I didn't feel anything out of the norm.... ha ha. People falling over on Milpas is the norm...

     

     COMMENT 356008 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:00 AM

    NOT an Earthquake, CONFIRMED. It is physically impossible for a small 2.6 earthquake centered in Cherry Valley to be felt in the SB area, confirmed.

     

     COMMENT 356009P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:01 AM

    Zombie apocalypse or Mayan calendar or both. Not an earthquake. Windows shook, nothing else.

    (For those of you who think the government should warn you whenever something exceeds the sound limit, causing sonic booms... Really? What planet do you live on? One where beneficent gods see to your every whim and money grows on trees?)

     

     COMMENT 356010 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:02 AM

    006, not every earthquake shakes. 2004 wasn't even that long ago. Use your head.

     

     COMMENT 356012 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:07 AM

    2.6 earthquake BALONEY!
    CA native here: most people wont even feel an earthquake that small, let alone from 200 miles away. it's amazing how stupid the govt thinks we are.

     

     COMMENT 356014 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:13 AM

    Probably just Tony Stark testing out his new suit.

     

     COMMENT 356016 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:14 AM

    No yelling. Thank you.

     

     COMMENT 356020 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:20 AM

    Why are we still arguing over whether it was an earthquake or not? Totally wasn't an earthquake, folks ... Unless you're commenting from Riverside ...

     

     MCMAC agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:29 AM

    What we felt in Santa Ynez was exactly what it feels like to be on a quake epicenter. Just a big sharp jolt. We did hear rumblings several times afterwards though, which made us suspect military jets or?

     

     COMMENT 356023 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:29 AM

    945 - you are not the OP - I am. Nothing "freaky" just looking for the source of pressure waves, obviously NOT an earthquake...

     

     COMMENT 356024 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:31 AM

    Heard them around 10:05 this morning near Goleta Valley Junior High School. Booms, no shaking.

     

     COMMENT 356028 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:37 AM

    We have heard/felt these over the years and yet the Emergency Management people...County, City, or whomever, never have any information...don't you feel safe now?

     

     COMMENT 356029P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:39 AM

    By how rattled we are--pun intended--it's clear the government can really agitate the population. I wish they would at least give people a heads up to not be afraid. Without info, we fill in the blanks. Or fight trying.

     

     SHAKEY agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:41 AM

    This is really funny, can't wait to see what it's like tomorrow !! Any little bump, boom, creeky noise from your house, is that a comtrail or the streak from a meteorite ? Don't worry, be happy, day by day

     

     ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 11:49 AM

    All right Hoosiers on Edhat! Were going down tomorrow the Oreo Cookie says so..

     

     COMMENT 356038 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 12:10 PM

    KSBY:

    "David Oppenheimer with the U.S. Geological Survey told KSBY News the shaking and boom seems to have been caused by a "sonic signal not an earthquake." He continued to say that the object is most likely an aircraft heading north and that preliminary reports show it reaching 2,000-plus miles per hour."

    There's not a lot out there that goes that fast.

     

     COMMENT 356041 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 12:24 PM

    Repent. Tomorrow at 5:00 am, (PST) throughout the entire planet, they will reveal themselves to us. At that time, you may choose your path. All will be revealed, and those who doubt now of the "Arrival" will be made whole. Higher consciousness is just hours away.

     

     COMMENT 356042 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 12:24 PM

    Why tomorrow at 5am? What's wrong with New Zealand? It's already tomorrow for them...

     

     SHAKEY agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 12:42 PM

    I just tell people that the callendar ends because the guy carving it smacked his thumb for the last time and said, forget it, I'm out of here, I gave you a couple thousand years, I've had it !!!

     

     COMMENT 356047 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 12:50 PM

    KEYT says it was F-22s out of Edwards conducting testing over our area.

     

     SHAKEY agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 12:56 PM

    NASA has confirmed that late tomorrow afternoon the sky will turn BLACK, a phenomenon known as night....

     

     SHAKEY agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 01:00 PM

    F-22's , and I messed it !! Oh man those are so cool !!

     

     COMMENT 356051 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 01:01 PM

    what kind of testing?

     

     COMMENT 356053 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 01:07 PM

    Here in San Roque we did not experience this "sound" or quake.

     

     COMMENT 356056 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 01:14 PM

    Clearly the F-22 Raptor and its ensuing "skyquakes" were caused by it vainly attempting to intercept alien invaders who themselves received a popup notification from their Outlook 3000 calendar software reminding them to return and destroy us all.

     

     COMMENT 356073 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 01:42 PM

    SHAKEY for the win

     

     COMMENT 356081 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 01:59 PM

    My observations show that this event took place for over a half an hour...sonic boom? I don't think so unless the craft was making circles or loops over SB. How about the underwater low frequency stuff that the Navy does off shore, you know, to harass and kill whales?

     

     COMMENT 356082 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 02:08 PM

    I felt it my room walls and windows were shaking I was on the second story of my house and ran downstairs I felt the after shots of the earthquake in ventura California it was the jets and earthquake I know that because its in the ventura star newspaper and my mom called me and told me...

     

     COMMENT 356083 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 02:12 PM

    There is supposed to be a blackout tomrow here in ventura or on the 23rd

     

     COMMENT 356084P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 02:20 PM

    Bad timing by the government with this as we do have a higher than average amount of people locally who probably think the world will end tomorrow.

     

     COMMENT 356085 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 02:22 PM

    Felt this in Carpinteria, too.

     

     COMMENT 356091 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 02:31 PM

    081 - underwater low freq would not cause booms like that.

    If they were flying around the missile test range, they could've been doing multiple firing passes on San Nic.

    But, if you want to not believe the official statement, that's ok too.

    The earthquake was a 2.6 and in Riverside county, none of us around here felt that. Heck people in SB didn't even feel the one in Solvang a few weeks ago.

     

     COMMENT 356101 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 03:01 PM

    But 5am here on 12/21/12 will be 2am on 12/22/12 for New Zealand..

     

     COMMENT 356108 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 03:16 PM

    The SBSO released a statement - not an earthquake. Sonic booms caused by military aircraft flying in the area.

     

     COMMENT 356112P agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 03:29 PM

    @HASINT ... Huh?

     

     COMMENT 356113 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 03:29 PM

    F-22 Raptor hitting mach 1 50 miles off VAFB. A little research does wonders......

     

     COMMENT 356146 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 04:38 PM

    911 here, as I said hypersonic craft. We never know what the current state of weapons are, but I suspect this is "Aurora" craft. Very large, carries 100+ icbm's, flies at mach 3-5!!! And uses pulsed propulsion technology. (pop pop pop sound and contrails that look like pearl necklace). Because our flimsy 60's house (the cheapest windows ever made) rattles violently to the weakest skyquakes, we have been interested in this for at least 10 years.

     

     BECKY agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 05:14 PM

    http://www.facebook.com/30thSpaceWing?ref=stream -- Wondering about the noise and shaking from this morning? We have an update from Edwards Air Force Base Public Affairs with the following: "We (Edwards AFB PA) can confirm it was an F-22 flying in the Western Pacific Test Range on an authorized test flight 50 miles west of the Vandenberg coastline. Edwards conducts these types of operations year-round, but today’s atmospheric conditions allowed the boom to be heard and felt along the Central Coast."

     

     YIN YANG agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-20 07:44 PM

    Sure am glad I read Noozhawk before Edhat this morning. Thanks for the entertainment! As usual, I just freeze and wait to see if it's a big one. Indeed, nothing but the windows shook. Very strange. There are things here of which we know not, in the spirit of Hamlet's saying.

    Roger, are you sure it's the Oreo Cookie and not the Flying Spaghetti Monster? :-)

    Happy Solstice, All!

     

     COMMENT 356296 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-21 07:06 AM

    We felt it too - over by Oak Park and Cottage Hospital! It felt like the window-rattling experience we have every time a helicopter flies over to land a block away on the hospital roof - but without the very loud apocalyptic noise that generally accompanies them! Those of you who felt those 2 weird events now know why we are always moaning about the hospital helicopters; we can get that kind of interruption up to 8 times a day! SO... What was yesterday's cause? WAS it really an earthquake? Nothing moved!

     

     COMMENT 356380 agree helpful negative off topic

    2012-12-21 10:09 AM

    sonic booms used to be common; now they freak folks out.

     

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