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Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Approx 11pm maybe mid-night ish. Very very very loud bang, like seemed city wide. My wife heard it too so I wasn't dreaming. It woke us up, shook the apartment windows. Bit freaky. Wasn't a sonic boom (as it only had one massive burst) but it did feel atmospheric in the same way as a sonic boom. Odd.
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Old 27.02.2015, 08:56
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

They use dynamite in the mountains to create a controlled avalanche, if the snow conditions appear unstable and unsafe.


...... but ...... being woken up at only 11.00pm - I'll have a pint of what you're drinking.
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Mountains? The sound would travel that far? Felt like it was right on top of the city. Ha ha - I usually go to bed at 21:30, far too peaceful here - love it!
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

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Mountains? The sound would travel that far? Felt like it was right on top of the city. Ha ha - I usually go to bed at 21:30, far too peaceful here - love it!
ZurichBERG?

Sound can travel and appear closer and louder in the still of night (even late evening).
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

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Approx 11pm maybe mid-night ish. Very very very loud bang, like seemed city wide. My wife heard it too so I wasn't dreaming. It woke us up, shook the apartment windows. Bit freaky. Wasn't a sonic boom (as it only had one massive burst) but it did feel atmospheric in the same way as a sonic boom. Odd.
That was me - as per the other thread I was having vigorous sex in order to get to sleep.

I can be quite loud.
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

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Approx 11pm maybe mid-night ish. Very very very loud bang, like seemed city wide. My wife heard it too so I wasn't dreaming. It woke us up, shook the apartment windows. Bit freaky. Wasn't a sonic boom (as it only had one massive burst) but it did feel atmospheric in the same way as a sonic boom. Odd.
Can I just clarify: you were in bed with your wife, there was a massive bang, and the earth moved. Is that right?
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Ha ha - confirmed!
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Some Fasnacht related thing?
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

no. they do work in the night. simple. dont create a big story
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Old 27.02.2015, 09:38
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

...´they dont use dymenite to make bnags but army surplus bazookas or even artillery, much safer that sticking dymenite in snow then lighting the blue paper and running like fornicate
http://www.blick.ch/news/lawinen-killer-id152018.html
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Old 27.02.2015, 09:53
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

could have also been a mini earthquake, we had 2 at ours yesterday
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Old 27.02.2015, 09:59
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

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could have also been a mini earthquake, we had 2 at ours yesterday
Just checked the ETHZ seismic record....nothing recorded at that time.

Must have been my curry. Sorry.
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

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...´they dont use dymenite to make bnags but army surplus bazookas or even artillery, much safer that sticking dymenite in snow then lighting the blue paper and running like fornicate
http://www.blick.ch/news/lawinen-killer-id152018.html
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Actually they also use dynamite - but typically dropped from helicopters.
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

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could have also been a mini earthquake, we had 2 at ours yesterday
Nothing listed here: http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/eq/latest/index_EN
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

It could have been something as simple as a door slamming in your apartment block. The atmosphere you felt would be from the adrenalin burst as you were suddenly awakened and our senses heightened.

Unless you live in a single house. Then it probably couldn't.
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Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Most likely CERN discovered new particles and they tried to break free
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Actually they also use dynamite - but typically dropped from helicopters.
Yes of course, forgot that, but wasn't that practice stopped some years back when some one thought that: Helicopter + Dynamite + lit fuze= bad idea, and anyway it's more fun with a Bazooka.
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It could have been something as simple as a door slamming in your apartment block. The atmosphere you felt would be from the adrenalin burst as you were suddenly awakened and our senses heightened.
True, I should clarify - was definitely more of a 2 or 3 second BOOOOM than a bang. It was similar to an avalanche clearance right enough but I had assumed Zurich was too far away from the areas they do that in in the mountains.
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