19th Feb 2023 @ 10:46 am

The loud bang that was heard in Playa Blanca at 3.30pm on Friday has still not been fully explained by authorities.

The Co-ordination Centre for Emergencies and Security  (CECOES)  has stated that, after consulting with various agencies, it has “ruled out the possibility that the noise was caused by seismic activity, an explosion or a jet plane”. Ramón López, a local astronomer who recorded the bang, has also said that no meteorite was registered at that time.

CECOES suggest that the bang “could be” related to the core of a storm that was near the islands at that time. Nevertheless, other theories, such as the malfunction of a military aircraft or the explosion of a gas canister, continue to be aired.

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