BOSTON (CBS) — Did you feel it? There were several reports Friday morning from people in Massachusetts and Rhode Island who felt buildings shake.
It wasn’t an earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey. They said there was no seismic activity and no earthquakes have been detected in the region.
The USGS said it was possible that people felt a sonic boom from an aircraft, or an atmospheric event such as a meteor or space junk entering Earth’s atmosphere.
The FAA said it “does not have any reports of incidents, accidents or unusual atmospheric activities in the Boston area.”
“We have heard reports of people feeling shaking or hearing a “boom” type noise in parts of Southeast MA this AM,” the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency tweeted. “We are not aware of any damage & have been in contact with the
@USGS which reports no seismic activity/earthquake. We continue to monitor for any potential impacts.”
Take a look at the reactions from social media below.
Monitoring reports of an earthquake in the Taunton/Bristol, RI area.
At moment, nothing showing up on area seismographs. pic.twitter.com/2yDJ7C6rjg
— Jacob Wycoff (@4cast4you) April 2, 2021
Not quite sure if we're earthquaking in Rhode Island again but my whole house just shook for a brief time.
— Bill Nelson (@Thelscwxman) April 2, 2021
Just felt a good lil earthquake in Hingham, Mass. 😲😲😲
— Mike Greeley / NMRK (@mgreeleyNGKF) April 2, 2021
Seeing reports of people feeling possible earth tremor activity in the dartmouth to taunton to bristol ri area. Monitoring for any reports on this activity. Usgs as of 5 mins ago had no reports of any activity. #mawx #riwx #ctwx
— NWS Boston/Norton Skywarn (@WX1BOX) April 2, 2021