Loud booms, shaking ground in So. Md. came from Navy base
wtopstaff February 14, 2012 6:40 pm02/14/2012 06:40pm
Area residents reported loud booms and a shaking ground lat Tuesday afternoon. It appears to be caused by routine operations coming from the Naval Ordinance Station in Indian Head, Md., the sheriff's office reports.
WASHINGTON – The strange noises in Southern Maryland Tuesday afternoon came from a nearby naval station, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office says.
Area residents reported loud booms and a shaking ground late Tuesday afternoon. It appears to have been caused by routine operations at the U.S. Navy’s Surface Warfare Center at Indian Head, Md., according to the sheriff’s office.
The base is tasked with researching and developing ordnance for the military.