Unnamed “officials” tell Fox sounds caused by military exercises
May 7, 2014
#BREAKING: Loud boom noise heard in Pasco/Pinellas area. Officials in Pasco say it's related to a military exercise in Gulf.
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@MyFoxTampaBay) May 7, 2014
Several Florida residents were roused from their slumbers this morning when loud booms caused by unannounced military exercises rattled their homes.
@MyFoxTampaBay Shook my house in Trinity. Thought something crashed into my house. Crazy
— Larry DallaBetta (@LDallaBetta) May 7, 2014
Residents near the Tampa Bay area, and as far inland as Lakeland, notified their local Fox affiliate of hearing “a series of loud booms,” with unnamed “officials” attributing them to “a military exercise out in the Gulf of Mexico.”
@MyFoxTampaBay was felt and heard in central Polk County
— HRyals1 (@HarveyRyals) May 7, 2014
Residents who experienced the rude awakening were provided no further information. Fox 13 reports that the booms did not register on the U.S. Geological Survey’s seismograph.
@MyFoxTampaBay Shook on gulf to bay
— Mark Masella (@mark_masella) May 7, 2014
@MyFoxTampaBay Yep, we heard it here in Wesley Chapel
— David Potts (@DavidJPotts44) May 7, 2014
@MyFoxTampaBay Heard it, felt it in Safety Harbor…..
— Chris Peterson (@chrisapeterson) May 7, 2014
@MyFoxTampaBay I thought either an earthquake or I was getting swallowed up in a sinkhole!! Scary stuff!!
— Jamie Young (@Fotoldy247) May 7, 2014
— larry meadows (@MeadowsLarrym) May 7, 2014