Military Fighter Jet Causes Sonic Booms Felt Along Coast

A U.S. military fighter jet was responsible for sonic booms in New Jersey on Thursday afternoon, the Pentagon said.

The Joint Strike Fighter jet was followed by a chase plane as a spotter, officials told NBC News.

The jet is based at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, officials said. 

Residents of the shoreline reported feeling shaking in Connecticut.

The Town of Madison Twitter account reports receiving calls from Fort Path Road residents around 2:30 p.m. and a Killingworth resident contacted NBC Connecticut to report feeling nine “significant” tremors in the last hour and a West Haven resident reported two unusual tremors.

At least nine sonic booms were recorded in an hour and a half , the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

USGS shows a sonic boom about a mile north-northeast of Hammonton, New Jersey.

NBC Philadelphia reports that residents of the Jersey Shore also felt something shake several times on Thursday.

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