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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

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Heard 3 i urdorf. To me the second and third were louder...
It was a little scary has anybody figured out what they were?
Gosh, they must have been loud if you heard them from Greece.
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:23
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Stadtpolizei Zurich is confirming it was a sonic boom:

https://twitter.com/StadtpolizeiZH/s...21937147105280
well then...mystery solved.
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

Sonic boom according to police twitter
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:24
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I heard two in Oerlikon few seconds after my wife heard them in Affoltern (we were on call), so they came from the west.
So, there goes my theory that it was Putin who came to congratulate the SVP. He meant to do it on Sunday night but was otherwise engaged bombing somewhere else.
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:25
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

I thought the noise came out of the SNB building. I assumed the Euro had fallen off the CHF peg.
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:27
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I thought the noise came out of the SNB building. I assumed the Euro had fallen off the CHF peg.
again?
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:30
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

Note to self.

Read thread titles more carefully before clicking

2 big boobs! What were they?
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:33
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I thought the noise came out of the SNB building. I assumed the Euro had fallen off the CHF peg.
That wouldn't make much of a bang this time.
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:36
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

It was a DeLorean...
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

Is it SVP victory effect?
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:38
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

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Switzerland trying to justify their interception of a Russian plane two days ago?
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:43
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

I'm sure we'll be able to read the full details in two years or so in The Local.
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:44
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

This is interesting. I wonder how high the plane was flying?

Quote "Greater altitude also increases the boom's lateral spread, exposing a wider area to the boom. Overpressures in the sonic boom impact area, however, will not be uniform. Boom intensity is greatest directly under the flight path, progressively weakening with greater horizontal distance away from the aircraft flight track. Ground width of the boom exposure area is approximately one mile for each 1,000 feet of altitude; that is, an aircraft flying supersonic at 30,000 feet will create a lateral boom spread of about 30 miles. For steady supersonic flight, the boom is described as a carpet boom since it moves with the aircraft as it maintains supersonic speed and altitude. Some maneuvers, diving, acceleration or turning, can cause focusing of the boom. Other maneuvers, such as deceleration and climbing, can reduce the strength of the shock. In some instances weather conditions can distort sonic booms."
http://www.sky-flash.com/boom.htm
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:47
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So, there goes my theory that it was Putin who came to congratulate the SVP. He meant to do it on Sunday night but was otherwise engaged bombing somewhere else.
You do know that the Swiss airforce intercepted a Russian plane last week... with a high ranking politician on board.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/misunder...euvre/41731436

That's the sort of thing that creates the sonic booms... wonder who they found in Swiss airspace this time.
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Old 21.10.2015, 16:59
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

Yes, made my windows flex slightly here in Zürich! I thought maybe it was some underground explosion!
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Old 21.10.2015, 17:19
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

So all we got at this point is confirmation that someone called tge Zurich police for sonic booms...and the usual speculation ranging from...curry to Back to the Future. .
Anything else?
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Old 21.10.2015, 17:25
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You do know that the Swiss airforce intercepted a Russian plane last week... with a high ranking politician on board.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/misunder...euvre/41731436

That's the sort of thing that creates the sonic booms... wonder who they found in Swiss airspace this time.
See? I knew Putin was involved somehow
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

Update from 20 Minuten (in German):
http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/sto...lland-28558994
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Re: 2 big booms! What were they?

Lol, i was seriously thinking it was my neighbour who dropped something very heavy
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Old 21.10.2015, 18:28
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Lol, i was seriously thinking it was my neighbour who dropped something very heavy
Yeah really.. I've come to expect all manner of weird sounds from mine.

I could totally see them orchestrating a sonic boom.
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