February 19, 2014: Philadelphia Experience Loud Booms Or Earthquake/Fracking

This morning near the hour of 10:00am, we received a text message from a friend who stated that she heard a very loud boom sound in the suburbs of Philadelphia, the boom was like the end of the world. Apparently, the loud booms were heard in Philadelphia neighborhoods for about 20 minutes and rattled buildings, broke glass from window panes and caused a general panic in the area.


The local news media attributed the noise to thunder and lightening moving through the Philadelphia area but air temperatures were in the low 30’s in the morning. One reason could be fracking or an earthquake. Pennsylvania has a recent rich history of fracking. Other regions of the country are also having problems with man-made earthquakes.


Yesterday in Oklahoma residents across  the state experience the same problem with loud blooms that shook peoples’ houses.

The USGS has pretty much settled the debate as of late 2013, issuing this press release, saying the Oklahoma movement is due to man made activities (induced seismicity) :



About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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