Artillery drills at military base could make ground shake this week
Things might get a little shaky for residents who live near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst over the next few days, as Marines conduct live artillery drills that could cause some ground rumbling.
According to a post on the Joint Base's facebook page, Marines from the 3rd Battalion and 6th Engineer Support Battalion "are scheduled to conduct live artillery and controlled demolitions here during daylight and evening hours from Feb.18 to 21."
The controlled demolitions are part of a three-day training program that will be conducted by members of the military on the base. McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst officials urge people living in the area not to be concerned about the noise.
"During this three-day training, the joint base community and residents in the surrounding areas may experience ground shaking and considerable noise coming from the ranges," the Facebook post states.
The statement indicated that the sounds may carry farther is certain weather conditions, such as overcast skies.
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