Hamblen County officials tie reports of booms to mining activity

Hamblen County officials tie reports of booms to mining activity

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MORRISTOWN (WATE) - Officials now say they've confirmed that the source of mysterious booms in Hamblen County as mining or quarry-related activity.

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information told emergency management officials there's only a 5 to 10 percent chance the booms were seismic activity, and much more likely man-made.

People in the Morristown area told 6 News on Wednesday that their homes shook and they heard loud booms on Tuesday afternoon, but did not know the cause.

 

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