The Earth may shake today: Expect booms from Jersey’s bases
TRENTON — The Jersey Shore's two military facilities will be making noise today — maybe enough to shake the Earth — but it's nothing to worry about.
Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck will be conducting controlled detonations on its range between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. according to the installation's Facebook page. The explosions could cause "considerable noise" and the ground to shake.
"Our EOD Team, EOD Mobile Unit 12 Detachment Earle, conducts periodic controlled detonations throughout the year for training and safe disposal of unexploded ordnance," said NWS Public Affairs Officer Bill Addison. He said the range is located on the Mainside section of the installation.
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is in the midst of mortar training for two Army Infantry Regiments on the base's ranges that began on Monday and continues through Sunday. The training happens between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day, weather permitting. Loud booms will be heard around the Joint base area as well during the training.
"We appreciate the patience, support, and messages from members of our amazing local community," wrote the base on its Facebook page.