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Quantico testing creates loud booms

Tuesday - 4/5/2011, 3:04pm  ET

Adam Tuss, wtop.com

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. - Some residents in the area have been wondering about the loud booms they've been hearing.

It turns out there is munitions testing at the Marine Corps Base Quantico this week.

If you're in that area you may hear some of those loud booms up until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The testing continues for the rest of the week.

Here's the schedule during which residents may experience an increase in noise:

  • 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5
  • 12 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6
  • 12 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 8

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