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Several Westporters felt the ground shake earlier today.

No, it was not an earthquake. Nor was it Chris Christie working out on a treadmill.

Although it does involve New Jersey.

According to NBC New York, residents from the Jersey Shore to the Connecticut coast reported rattles and rumbles.

The shaking moved from southern New Jersey up the coastline, shortly before 2 p.m. It spread to Staten Island, Long Island, then all the way to southeastern Connecticut.

The shaking is probably the result of a sonic boom, said Julie Dutton of the United State Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center. The boom could come from a military aircraft breaking the sound barrier. McGuire Air Force Base is located in southern Jersey.

“We don’t believe it’s an earthquake, based upon what we see in the wave forms,” she explained. “It’s probably sonic boom, but we can’t prove that.”

The most calls to authorities came from Hamilton Township, Toms River and Ocean County, New Jersey. says there have been no earthquakes in Connecticut in the past month.

Meanwhile, in other what-the-hell-is-going-on-here news, that black helicopter you’ve been seeing hovering over transmission lines is legit.

According to Eversource, the copter uses high-res cameras to check out problems like lightning strikes or corrosion.

At least, that’s what we’re told.

(Hat tip: Bart Shuldman)


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