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Explosions from training may cause loud noises for residents around Camp Pendleton

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CAMP PENDLETON (CNS) - Explosions from mine-clearing exercises this week at Camp Pendleton could increase noise levels on the base and may be heard up to 50 miles away, base officials said Monday.

The training, which will involve detonating 1,750 pounds of linked C-4 explosives, is scheduled to run from 6 a.m. to midnight Tuesday through Friday. The explosives will be used to create a breach in minefields under combat conditions, according to the base public affairs office.

The exercises will be conducted in the Whiskey and Zulu training areas near the center of the base, as will mortar live fire training scheduled for Wednesday through Friday afternoons, said Robert Klenk of Range Operations.

Blasts from the exercises may be heard in Fallbrook, Oceanside and San Clemente, Klenk said.

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