High Desert residents were rattled Friday morning by reports of loud booms and shaking, but no evidence of an earthquake or other abnormal activity was reported, according to the U.S. Geological Service. The Daily Press received several reports of what initially appeared to be an earthquake just before 10 a.m. Friday. Several residents reported hearing “a loud boom,” followed by rumbling and shaking.

Another boom was reported just a few minutes later. Although residents all over the Victor Valley reported the strange occurrence, most reports seemed to come from the Apple Valley area. However, no earthquakes have been reported in the area in the last 24 hours by the USGS. A Southern California Logistics Airport spokesman said there had been nothing unusual at the airport Friday morning. Aircraft activity did take place but it was nothing out of the ordinary, the spokesman said. FULL REPORT