Loud Boom that Rattled Homes Across West Cornwall, UK
A loud explosion has been reported by hundreds of people across Cornwall today.
The bang, which “sounded like a bomb”, according to locals, was heard at about 9.30am in west Cornwall between the Camborne and Helston areas.
Residents said they felt vibrations that “rattled through” their homes.
Dozens of people suggested it could have been a sonic boom by a Hawk jet from RNAS Culdrose.
However, a spokesperson for the Royal Navy airbase said it was very unlikely. According to their Hawk flying programme they only had one short test flight at 9am.
The spokesperson added that “they wouldn’t normally make that kind of sound”.
Other people mentioned it could have been an earthquake. However, according to British Geological Survey, only one earthquake was recorded today and it was off the Isle of Mull in Scotland.
Cornwall Live has also contacted the Met Office and Devon and Cornwall Police for more information.