Sonic boom: People woken by loud noise which 'shook houses' Asonic boom has woken people and shaken houses across parts of London and the northern Home Counties. People tweeted that a loud "explosion" had woken them at about 04:20 GMT - with houses shaking and reports of police sirens straight after. The noise was generated by two Royal Air Force Typhoons, which launched from Coningsby in Lincolnshire and intercepted an unresponsive aircraft. The sonic boom was heard across London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. London's Metropolitan Police subsequently confirmed the bang was the result of the RAF aircraft being cleared to go...
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