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Nope it wasn't an earthquake! Mystery solved after loud bang shakes homes

An air force aircraft

After speculation it was an earthquake, the truth is out about what shook homes and caused loud bangs in North Yorkshire, even affecting residents in Pocklington.

Yesterday (Wednesday 18th) we reported on the speculation that North Yorkshire had suffered an earthquake, but we could not confirm that.

More information has now been released, revealing what the event was.

According to the British Geological Survey, the thing that caused houses to shake from York out to the North Yorkshire coast was in fact a plane.

“This event has now been attributed to a sonic boom, caused by a Swiss Air Force F-18 Hornet aircraft completing operational training inside offshore training areas in the North Sea as confirmed by a Swiss Air Force spokesperson,” the BGS said.

A couple of the aircraft are stationed temporarily at RAF Leeming.

Case closed.

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