Mystery boom shakes buildings
Monday 21st May 2012, 2:50PM BST.
AN investigation has been launched into the cause of a mysterious boom which shook buildings across the Island on Saturday afternoon.
Hundreds of Islanders reported hearing a loud bang – similar to a sonic boom – at 1.04 pm.
The boom was so loud it rattled doors and windows from Gorey to St Ouen and even measured on the Island’s seismograph in St Aubin.
But despite speculation that the noise was caused by a military jet travelling faster than the speed of sound, Jersey Airport has confirmed that no aircraft capable of causing such a noise was in the Island’s airspace at the time.
And Jersey Met Office has confirmed that it is unlikely that any meteorological phenomenon could have caused the noise.