Appling residents report boom

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Columbia County authorities are investigating a “boom” that caused windows to rattle and houses to shake in the Appling area tonight, according to Pam Tucker, Director of the Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division.

Tucker said the calls came in around 9:30. She said authorities are trying to determine what caused the “boom.”

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/23/12 - 10:19 pm
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Not sure why people feel the

Not sure why people feel the need to call in about such. I just assume it is blasting at the quarry during the day, or at night, an object going supersonic, or lightning. If it is something else, what are you going to do about it? If it is some big deal, you will know soon enough!

Techfan
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Techfan 04/24/12 - 04:22 am
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Or someone's subwoofer

Or someone's subwoofer exploded.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/24/12 - 04:37 am
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Good comments. A boom is a

Good comments. A boom is a boom. Just the way it is. What "authorities" are tasked with finding out what it was? So you call the quarry and they say no, then what do you do? Nada.

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 04/24/12 - 05:17 am
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Silly, you call in the boom
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Silly, you call in the boom experts.

Just a thought! Could have been a meth lab that go boom.

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travisp73 04/24/12 - 06:34 am
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Burrito was tough on me....

Burrito was tough on me....

rx7turbo
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rx7turbo 04/24/12 - 08:36 am
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So there's a potential

So there's a potential explosion near your home which the authorities may not know about. There could be injuries, people could be trapped, and you don't think folks should call and alert the ones who might actually be able to help?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/24/12 - 09:43 am
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What are you going to tell

What are you going to tell them that would help them locate it? "I heard a boom somewhere around Appling"?

urright
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urright 04/24/12 - 10:26 am
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In Columbia County, people

In Columbia County, people call the authorities for a snake in their yard, why not a boom? Don't worry--Pam Tucker will save the day!

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 04/24/12 - 11:22 am
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travis try taking bean-o. It
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travis try taking bean-o. It works for for burritos too.

Hmmm... Maybe the snake ate a burrito!!!

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 04/24/12 - 11:52 am
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Who ya gonna call? Boom
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Who ya gonna call? Boom busters!!!

twolane
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twolane 04/24/12 - 12:35 pm
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are you gonna have an article
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are you gonna have an article on this everytime they blast at the quarry

Frank I
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Frank I 04/24/12 - 03:36 pm
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I'd imagine if it were next

I'd imagine if it were next to you you'd really know it, then there might be reason to report it.. otherwise calling to ask about/sort of report it is only sending the county on a wild goose chase.. anyone notice you never see reports of a boom in south Augusta, if they did they would be on the phone with dispatch all day e'r'day...

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 04/24/12 - 03:52 pm
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A still blows up in the

A still blows up in the woods...or even a cabin with a gas leak...I would hope someone would call.

In the meantime...it WAS an EARTHQUAKE...and Pam Tucker verified it NOT with the primary authority on such things, the USGS, but with the seismologist assigned to SRS. 2.1 quake at 9:26pm...with Appling as the epicenter.

Boom.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/24/12 - 04:01 pm
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So what? Okay, it was a 2.1

So what? Okay, it was a 2.1 "earthquake" that's so small it doesn't even register with USGS. Those low level kinds of seismic events probably happen all the time in places where they don't have special seismologists without it ever being reported. Really, it was simply no big deal. What do you want us to do? Jump up and down and scream?

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 04/24/12 - 04:54 pm
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You asked "who ya gonna

You asked "who ya gonna call"...there is your answer.

Again...on the question of an unexplained "boom"...is it better not to report something like that, or make the call? Why not call...it might make a difference.

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