Residents Report Possible Explosion, Earthquake in Southern Tier

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People from Owego to Broome County have reported feeling an “explosion” around 5 p.m. Saturday.

WICZ reports that residents from Broome County all the way down to Northern Pennsylvania have reported odd shaking and felt their houses and windows shake.

According to WICZ the Tioga County Sheriff’s Department did not say if they received any calls. They told WICZ they “have no comment or information at the moment.”

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office saw several posts on social media describing “a yellow cloud of smoke” though they did not receive any calls about any clouds.

They continued investigating those claims Saturday afternoon, but said they “don’t even know where to begin because reports were coming from too many different locations.”

The Firewire in Tioga County, posted that the boom was “heard over 100 miles into Pa.”

The National Weather Service in Binghamton confirmed that “nothing naturally occurred that was out of the ordinary.” Officials added that the accounts sound like they describing a small earthquake, but there was no evidence to confirm that one had actually happened.

NYSEG could not confirm any additional details, and no natural gas leaks or power outages were reported.

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