A Skyquake is the name given to loud, distinct booming sounds, somewhat like cannon fire, appearing to originate from the sky. The phenomenon can last for several hours, with hundreds of booms, and has been widely reported, from the 1800s onwards, by reliable observers on every continent except Antarctica.[ Example ]
To qualify as a skyquake event, there must be no clouds orstrikes in the area - and, since the 1940s, no supersonic aircraft.
There is currently no agreement about the cause of the sounds. Theories include :
See : Wikipedia
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