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Reports of Explosion Heard Across the Bay - Did you Hear it?

Residents in Edgewood and other areas in Cranston heard what sounded like an explosion late last night, but officials say they found nothing.

Coast Guard crews and local officials searched land and sea but found nothing to explain the loud explosion sound heard by many residents along Narragansett Bay last night.

The explosion was heard around 11:30 p.m. and people in Edgewood, Gaspee and other areas reported hearing a boom. Others said they saw a light.

Crews from Warwick and East Providence dispatched marine task forces to search for a vessel in distress a short time later, but found nothing.

Scanner traffic indicated that some people heard a humming noise following the explosion sound, but Coast Guard officials told the Associated Press that it could be Conimicut lighthouse, which emits a hum pattern.

Crews were cleared and the search for a source of the noise ended around 1:30 a.m.

Did you hear the boom?

Melanie Scalera December 05, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Yes, and the humming too. In Edgewood. Never heard any humming before last night.
cj December 05, 2012 at 06:45 AM
How strange. I live in Northern Arizona. We heard a loud boom a couple of them around 5pm, It shook the windows, it almost felt as an earthquake. It was heard over a 25 mile radius. We called the sheriffs dept and they knew of nothing. And that was hours later. This was heard by a lot of people.
Kath Godden December 05, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Hi there I'm from Hornchurch Essex England and all my family heard a big bang at around 5 in the morning Monday 4th December.

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