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By Nidharshana | May 20, 2020 03:10 PM

The residents of Bengaluru city, heard a loud noise on Wednesday, at around 1:30 pm. Many residents from across the city had taken to social media to state the incident. While some areas just heard the loud noise, some other areas had their window panes rattling, along with tremors.

Loud BOOM in Bengaluru, 5-Sec Scare Rattles Windows and Residents

The vibration is reported to have been felt for over five minutes in areas which are as far away as Hosur Road, Cooke Town, Vivek Nagar, Ramamurthy Nagar, HAL, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Kundanahalli, and so on. The state officials are yet to understand the cause.

The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre (KSNDMC) has ruled out the possibility of an earthquake. The director of KSNDMC said, “Earthquake activity will not be restricted to one area and will be widespread. We have checked our sensors and there is no earthquake activity recorded today.”

Bengaluru Police Commissioner has also confirmed that no damage has been reported anywhere in the city. “We have asked the Air Force Control Room to check if this was a flight,” he said. The police also speculate on the sound having been that of a jet aircraft, flying overhead.

Some residents also pointed out that Hindustan Aeronautic Limited could have been conducting flight testes. "We don't know either. It has nothing to do with Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL) flights," a HAL spokesperson told The News Minute.

However, a similar Sonic Boom was heard in the city, fifteen years ago, in 2005 as well. The cause of that boom has also been unknown. Some residents on social media also claim that a similar sound was heard in 2018.

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