A low-flying US military plane travelling over the Vega Baja region in a training exercise caused a commotion for residents, who on hearing a loud noise, thought that an earthquake had struck.

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker plane (pictured) created what sounded like a loud explosion at around 4.40 pm on Wednesday afternoon, which was heard across Los Montesinos,  Orihuela, Callosa de Segura, Almoradí and Rojales.