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Suspected Land Mine Causes Massive Explosion Off NJ Beach -- But How Did It Get There?

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"A moored contact mine from either World War I or World War II..."

(Photo: Kurt Siegelin/Vine)

BAY HEAD, N.J. (TheBlaze/AP) -- A plume of water shot about 125 feet in the air and a boom echoed throughout town Wednesday as a military explosives team detonated a suspected mine that a diver discovered just off the coast of New Jersey.

Police evacuated about 15 homes in a quarter-mile radius before the operation, Bay Head Police Sgt. Todd LaRue said, and the Coast Guard kept boats clear of the area.

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