CofC geologist confirms shaking as sonic boom

VIDEO: National Weather Service investigating reports of possible boom or quake

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A College of Charleston geologist says the cause of reported shaking felt Monday across the Charleston metropolitan area Tuesday afternoon was a sonic boom.

Steve Jaume, with the CofC's South Carolina Earthquake Education and Preparedness Program, said CofC continues to investigate reports of shaking.

Jaume posted a photo to Facebook appearing to show data that confirmed that the shaking was a boom.

Jaume's Facebook post on Monday night (Source: Facebook)
Jaume's Facebook post on Monday night (Source: Facebook)

Earlier Monday, the Charleston office of the National Weather Service says it was investigating several reports of a possible earthquake felt around parts of the Charleston metro area Monday afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey, which monitors earthquakes and seismic activity, had not reported any confirmation of a quake.

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Multiple viewers reported feeling a possible sonic boom or earthquake shortly after 4 p.m. The reports have come in from Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Awendaw, Goose Creek, Johns Island, Kiawah, James Island, Daniel Island and Moncks Corner, among others,

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has not received any reports of seismic activity, the agency said shortly before 5 p.m.

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