Why does a tub full of water make a deep booming sound?

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Daniel

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Daniel  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Dear Chris,

I have also noticed that when stomping in the tub filled with water or in a kiddy pool your stomping straight down your footsteps seem to vibrate the water quite a lot and it results in a bassy  "boing" or "boom" sound that goes from a lower pitch to higher pitch. Why is this?

Daniel Spain 
from Nashville, Tennessee USA

What do you think?
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