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NJ Residents, Be Warned: Loud Booms, Shaking Earth To Accompany Demolition Tests

LAKEHURST, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- New Jersey residents living near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst might hear booming and feel the earth shaking.

The base said on its Facebook page that Marines from the 3rd Battalion and 6th Engineer Support Battalion will conduct live artillery and controlled demolition exercises from Feb. 18 to Feb 21.

"During this three-day training, the joint base community and residents in the surrounding areas may experience ground shaking and considerable noise coming from the ranges. This noise may be louder and travel farther during overcast weather," the base said as part of a statement on Facebook.

The base says the training could produce "considerable'' noise in the area and that it could travel further during overcast weather.

New Jersey and parts of Long Island were shaken in late January when a sonic boom swept up the Eastern Seaboard, causing the ground to shake in what many residents initially believed to be an earthquake.

The Pentagon later confirmed the commotion was caused by new F-35 air crafts, which were being tested in the Atlantic Test Ranges out of the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland.

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