– “It sounded like a shotgun, but it felt more like an earthquake. It shook the house.”
- Amanda Paci, Walgreens Employee, Dallas, PA, to PaHomePage
– “Everything was vibrating.”
- Beatrice Price, Lake Township near Back Mountain, PA, to WNEP-TV
January 2, 2015 Dallas, Pennsylvania - In the first evening of 2015, Earthfiles began receiving email alerts about a very loud, house-shaking boom heard throughout Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The county seat is Wilkes-Barre, a city of 41,000 people 113 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
WNEP-TV in Moosic, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Wilkes-Barre, reported on the January 1, 2015, evening news that Beatrice Price of Lake Township — directly west of Back Mountain in above map — described her experience:
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