Long Island rocked by mysterious booms, social media reacts – Metro US

Long Island rocked by mysterious booms, social media reacts

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Officials received dozens of calls from concerned Long Island residents claiming to have heard loud booms on Tuesday evening.

Suffolk police said to NBC that residents in Lindenhurst, Copiague, Babylon and West Islip started calling authorities starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, reporting mysterious booms in the area.

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There has been no evidence of any explosion, police said to Fox, which added that similar sounds in January were attributed to military aircraft, but it is unclear if Tuesday night’s booms were the same thing.

Long Island residents took to Twitter to see if anyone else heard the booms.

Samantha Collins of Lindenhurst told NBC that she was at home when “the whole house started shaking. We went outside, and all my neighbors were like, ‘Did you hear that, did you hear that?'”

The Coast Guard is also reviewing the reports, NBC added.

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