–“The west side of Gainesville flooded our communications center around 9 PM (March 21) with calls about a window-clattering and wall-shaking boom.”
- Sheriff's Lt. Art Forgey, Alachua County, Florida
– “USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) has not reported any earthquake activity in our area during that time (March 16), leaving the cause of these reports as somewhat of a mystery.”
- Ryan Buckingham, Director, Franklin County,
Illinois Emergency Management Agency
– “Anyone who had property damage from vibrations” reported from Louisville to Fort Knox, Kentucky, on March 17, 2013, “can file a claim with Fort Knox.”
- Fort Knox Army Base Press Release
March 23, 2013 Gainesville, Florida, and Southern Illinois - Residents in several counties in North Central Florida - including Alachua and Marion around Gainesville - were literally shaken on Thursday night, March 21, 2013, at around 9 PM EST. Hundreds of people called 911 and other authorities such as the Alachua County Sheriff's Office about hearing a loud boom that shook windows and walls. The Sheriff's Office contacted the Florida Division of Emergency Management's State Warning Point Office and was told that “military maneuvering of some kind” might be involved. But to date, no specific details have been confirmed by any military about who was doing what maneuvering in what location that would shake people in several north central Florida counties at the same time.
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