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UK News 'Loud bang' heard in London and Hertfordshire was 'sonic boom'

08:15  01 december  2019
08:15  01 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: The bang was caused by a sonic boom from RAF planes. File.

The loud bang heard throughout north London and surrounding areas was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes. There is no cause for concern. Image caption A sonic boom is often heard as a huge thunderclap. When an aircraft approaches the speed of sound (768mph or 1,236km/h), the air in

a fighter jet flying through a cloudy sky: The bang was caused by a sonic boom from RAF planes. File © PA The bang was caused by a sonic boom from RAF planes. File A "loud bang" heard throughout north London and surrounding areas was a sonic boom from RAF planes, police say.

Hundreds of people reported being woken up by a huge bang at about 4.20am on Sunday morning, with some saying their homes "shook".

The Met Police earlier said it was "aware of reports of a loud bang in the north London area" and was investigating.

  'Loud bang' heard in London and Hertfordshire was 'sonic boom' © John Lawson, Belhaven

It cautioned that there is "no cause for public concern".

Meanwhile, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was "currently receiving a large number of calls from across the whole of Hertfordshire regarding a large explosion sound".

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The loud bang heard throughout north London and surrounding areas was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes. There is no cause for concern. #explosion in London is now trend topic in UK! Houses were shook, almost everyone’s woken up but hope that was just a sonic boom from a jet

A huge bang heard across London and in Hertfordshire just after 4 am on Sunday was caused by RAF jets going supersonic, the Met said. The loud bang heard throughout north London and surrounding areas was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes. There is no cause for concern.

Social media users in Cambridge, west London and Essex also said they heard the sound.

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One Twitter user wrote: "Anyone else hear that #explosion? #Barnet Entire place just shook!"

Another said they felt "really scared" and "thought the world was about to end".

A similar incident occurred in June when two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to escort a plane back to Stansted Airport due to an "extremely disruptive passenger".

People reported hearing an explosion, which was later confirmed to be a sonic boom.

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