Part 1:  More Earth-Shaking Booms in Morristown, Tennessee and “Shock Wave” Booms in San Manuel, Arizona

— “I can't point to any cause and that's concerning. You think it would show up on a seismograph somewhere.”

- Tony Cox, Morristown City Administrator

Near 4 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, dozens of Morristown, Tennessee, residents called Hamblen County 911 to report the sound of “a large blast and the Earth shaking.” The wall above cracked and was photographed by Knoxville's NBC Channel 10 WBIR-TV. The USGS had no record of seismic activity then.
Near 4 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, dozens of Morristown, Tennessee, residents called Hamblen County 911 to report the sound of “a large blast and the Earth shaking.” The wall above cracked and was photographed by Knoxville's NBC Channel 10 WBIR-TV. The USGS had no record of seismic activity then.

— “When the boom happened, it was just so fast -
quicker than a normal explosion. It was more like a hollow bang.
And then in the ground, it was like a wave underneath lifted me up.”

- Samuel Lopez, Geology Mining Tech, San Manuel, Arizona

Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee, is 48 miles northeast of Knoxville.
Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee, is 48 miles northeast of Knoxville.

February 16, 2013  Morristown, Tennessee and San Manuel, Arizona - Since my February 1, 2013, Earthfiles and Coast radio reports about the mystery of loud booms, flashes of light and shaking ground and buildings, I have received many more boom reports. This Part 1 focuses on the ongoing puzzle in Morristown, Tennessee, 48 miles northeast of Knoxville, where previously on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, between 1:00 and 3:30 AM, many West Morristown, Tennessee, residents called 911 to report “loud booms” that woke them up. In some cases, people said it sounded “like someone was breaking into my home.”

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