In a surprising turn of events, the tranquil morning of January 2, 2024, was disrupted on Roosevelt Island in New York City by a series of mysterious booms and shakes. Residents of the island and nearby areas reported feeling their buildings shake and hearing loud explosions around 6:00 AM local time.
Emergency services were immediately dispatched to the scene, and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) confirmed that they were responding to reports of multiple explosions and buildings shaking near Roosevelt Island. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 1.7 magnitude earthquake in the vicinity of Astoria, Queens, just minutes before the first reports of the mysterious booms and shakes.
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Currently, numerous emergency crews and other agencies are responding to reports of multiple explosions, causing buildings to shake in the Roosevelt Island… pic.twitter.com/SHAknHOEfx
“It was like an explosion, sounded like a bomb went off. The building shook, it woke us up. We called downstairs, and they said it had happened all over the island,” one resident told a local news outlet.
The FDNY and other agencies are currently investigating the cause of the incident, but there have been no reports of injuries or significant damage to buildings. The situation is still developing, and authorities are urging residents to stay calm and follow any instructions from emergency services.
In the meantime, speculation is running rampant on social media about the cause of the mysterious booms and shakes. Some have suggested that it may have been a sonic boom from a military aircraft, while others believe it could be related to construction or maintenance work in the area.
As the investigation continues, one thing is certain: the mysterious booms and shakes on Roosevelt Island have left residents and authorities alike scratching their heads and searching for answers.
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