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Loud Booms May Be Heard From Camp Pendleton

'Regimental size' artillery training explosions may be heard up to 50 miles away.

Camp Pendleton artillery units will be conducting a regimental size live-fire artillery training exercise through Feb. 12.

The live-fire activity is normal, according to a Marine Corps news release; however it will be done on a regimental level which may result in amplified noise. Also, 24-hour live-fire training will take place, Feb. 10-11. The training began Monday.

Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away.

"The sounds you hear are from the 11th Marine Regiment conducting training," 2nd Lt. Spencer Kenyon told Patch on Wednesday. To see a picture of the equipment they are using—the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Sysem—click here. The system has been used in Afghanistan, Kenyon said.

Those requesting additional information can direct their calls to Operations and Training at (760) 725-0357.

For future inquiries regarding increased noise levels, please refer to the weekly noise advisories posted on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton web site .

V. Duvall February 09, 2012 at 07:49 PM
It would have been good to know this last night. They were very frequent and so loud they woke me up several times during the night.
Penny Arévalo February 09, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I had a new resident email me last night, wondering what it was. Welcome to San Juan, Andrew!
Debbie Flanagan February 09, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I live in San Clemente where the amplified noise is almost intolerable. It occurs frequently and there is no way to escape the noise unless you wear ear plugs.
Sonja morgan February 10, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Shook my house in San Clemente last night - first time that happened.
Joe February 10, 2012 at 02:09 AM
The sounds of freedom!
Johnny February 12, 2012 at 05:46 AM
The sound of freedom...oh wait, I live in Sryia
Richard Stokes February 13, 2012 at 02:24 AM
We heard them in Murrieta! King of Battle!
Edgar February 13, 2012 at 01:23 PM
IF YOU BUY A HOUSE NEAR THE AIRPORT DON'T BITCH ABOUT AIRPLANES IF YOU BUY A HOUSE NEAR THE FREEWAY DON'T BITCH ABOUT THE NOISE IF YOU BUY A HOUSE NEAR THE OCEAN DON'T BITCH ABOUT TIDAL WAVES IF YOUR SO DAMN DUMB TO BY A HOUSE NEAR A BOMB RANGE THAT WAS THERE 50 YEARS BEFORE YOU WERE...CAN'T FEEL SORRY FOR YOU.....
V. Duvall February 14, 2012 at 07:53 PM
I agree Edgar. I love it when the Marines play games. The bigger the guns and bombs the better. It gives me a safe feeling. I just would like them to give advance notice so when I am awakened at 0DARK30 from a sound sleep I know that it's the boys playing and not a car or truck running into my house or some ass that blew up his meth lab.
Carl Hamilton February 15, 2012 at 09:47 PM
So true Edgar...you have to know what you're getting into when you a buy a house near an airport, train tracks, military bombing range haha. How it comes as a surprise to some people is beyond me!

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