Sonic Boom: Mystery Explosion-Like Noise Heard Across DC Area Caused by Military Flight, Officials Say

Washington D.C. area residents were startled by a loud noise that sounded like an explosion on Tuesday afternoon. However, officials have confirmed that the noise was actually a sonic boom caused by a military flight.

Numerous reports of the boom came in from across the D.C. area, as well as parts of Maryland and Virginia. Many people took to social media to share their experiences and speculate about the cause of the noise.

Homeland Security quickly responded to the incident, assuring the public that there was no threat to their safety. The Office of Emergency Management in Annapolis, Maryland also confirmed that the boom heard in their area was caused by an authorized military flight.

While sonic booms are not uncommon in the D.C. area due to the close proximity of military installations, they can still be jarring to those who experience them. Officials have urged residents to remain calm and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.