Although a sonic boom was speculated at the time, no RAF aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier appeared to have been in the area.
However the mystery has now been solved as the fighter jet involved actually belongs to Switzerland's military.
The Swiss Air Force have now released a statement confirming one of their F-18 Hornets was training over the North Sea at the time, as a detachment is based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.
Climactic conditions could have played a role in the noise being heard on land, as they are not usually audible from out at sea.
Yorkshire's most famous sonic boom incident was in May 2016, when two RAF Typhoon jets broke the sound barrier above Harrogate. They had been scrambled to intercept an Air France flight that air traffic controllers has been unable to contact. It later landed safely at Newcastle Airport.