Do you know what created the loudest sound on Earth?
People 3,000 miles away described it as “cannon fire from a nearby ship”, but it wasn’t cannon fire.
Ranchers on a sheep farm in Alice Springs, Australia, almost 2,500 miles away said they heard two shots from a rifle, but it wasn’t a rifle.
But what was behind this sudden and unprecedented sound? Estimated at 310 decibels, scientists believe it was the loudest sound ever produced on the surface of the planet.
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