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Widespread shaking was once again felt across much of South Jersey about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey is not showing any earthquake activity in New Jersey.

Widespread shaking was felt across much of South Jersey about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, from as far west as Cherry Hill to as far south as Wildwood.

Patrick Gordon, public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in eastern Maryland, said the state did not have any aircraft flying in the area. Last year, two sonic booms were heard in the region from jets from the naval station.

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The U.S. Geological Survey did not show any earthquake activity in New Jersey.

One possible explanation is that an inversion magnified sound from aircraft miles away. According to Meteorologist Joe Martucci, an inversion occurs when a layer of warmer air sits over a layer of cooler air. Sound travels more easily in warmer air.

State Police have not received any earthquake alerts, Trooper Alejandro Goez said.

Police across South Jersey were aware of the shaking and reported receiving calls from concerned residents.

“It shook the windows and the walls and my two dogs are barking like crazy. I talked to family members as far as Baltimore, Maryland, and they said they felt the same thing,” Atlantic City resident Delmar Hamilton Sr. said.

In a series of tweets, Mike O’Rourke said he felt a small earthquake in Sicklerville, Camden County.

{blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”}{p lang=”en” xml:lang=”en” dir=”ltr”}Sooo that was definitely a small earthquake in South Jersey, right?— Mike O’Rourke (@morourke133) October 25, 2017{/span}{/blockquote}Some residents even felt shaking at the southern-most part of the state.

{blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”}{p lang=”en” xml:lang=”en” dir=”ltr”}Abnormal but just felt tremors. Possible Earthquake? Sonic Boom in Cape May NJ extreme Southern Jersey area— MissBlessed (@mymascaragirls) October 25, 2017{/blockquote}This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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