Gender reveal explosion in N.H. rattles houses for 20 miles

Gender reveal explosion in N.H. rattles houses for 20 miles

One US family's gender reveal party was such a blast that it rattled towns, set off reports of an quake, and could be heard from across the state line, police said. Some thought it was an natural disaster, according to NBC Boston, as the rumble was felt at least 20 miles away in northern MA.

Investigations are still under way but it's believed a legal explosive called Tannerite was used, which is "an over-the-counter, explosive target used for firearms practice [and] sold in kit form", and that the family had permission to be on the property.

The blast was reported at Torromeo Industries on Dorre Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs told NBC Boston.

Parents in New England hoping to be exploding with joy experienced a different kind of blast during a gender reveal that rocked homes in a 20-mile radius.

The explosive was Tannerite - 36kg of it, police said.

"We heard this god-awful blast", Sara Taglieri, who lives in a home that abuts the quarry, told the television station. Another noted the shaking had knocked pictures off her walls, and a third related that another neighbor had suffered cracks in their house foundation. "I'm all up for silliness and whatnot, but that was extreme". An unnamed family had used the boom as a dramatic way to reveal the gender of their expected child, said local police, who viewed footage of the incident. No injuries were reported.

The person who purchased and detonated the explosives has turned himself into police.

Kingston residents told NBC 10 Boston that the blast was unlike anything they'd heard before, and some reported property damage as the shock waves literally shook their homes.

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