What was that mysterious shake that rattled the North Carolina coast?

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – A mysterious shake rattled a portion of the North Carolina coast on Friday afternoon and nobody seems to know exactly what it was.

WECT in Wilmington reported that they received numerous messages from viewers about a possible tremor in the Myrtle Grove area and in Leland.

While it isn’t entirely certain what it was, many believe the sonic boom was likely caused from military activity.

“(T)he radar indicates there were military aircraft operating off the coast and some of these aircraft are likely able to break the sound barrier creating the sonic boom sensation that was felt by many across Southeast NC today,” according to a statement from Steven Pfaff with NOAA.