Stand down, people: it wasn’t an earthquake.
We now have a definitive cause as to why hundreds of North Yorkshire homes were shaken yesterday afternoon.
It was speculated to be a small earthquake. But that notion has now been ruled out.
As we reported yesterday, another theory, given that many heard a loud bang, was that it was some sort of sonic event. And that has proved to be the case.
According to the British Geological Survey, the thing that caused windows to rattle from Huntington in York out to the North Yorkshire coast was… a plane.
Not just any plane. “This event has now been attributed to a sonic boom, caused by a Swiss Air Force F-18 Hornet aircraft completing operational training inside offshore training areas in the North Sea as confirmed by a Swiss Air Force spokesperson,” the BGS said.
A couple of the aircraft are stationed temporarily at RAF Leeming, as this video shows.