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Sonic Booms Caused Calls to 911

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The Sonic Boom as heard in Santa Monica

"We usually get a couple of calls," Cecil Manresa of the LA Fire Department told CBS2. One call today after Space Shuttle Endeavour approached California causing two sonic booms was a resident in Studio City who said "their apartment house had suffered an explosion, but arriving firefighters found nothing except people who had not heard the warning."

For those who were savvy to what was happening, they got out the video cameras and let them roll. Some more videos are below.