80 Pounds Of Explosives Were Set Off During A Gender Reveal Party

80 Pounds Of Explosives Were Set Off During A Gender Reveal Party

A gender reveal party shook towns on the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border, sparking fears of an earthquake. A family set off 80 pounds of explosives as part of their gender reveal party at a nearby quarry Tuesday evening around 7 p.m. Police in the area got a bunch of calls from homeowners after the explosion sent shockwaves within a 20-mile radius of the quarry. Upon arrival, officers found the people responsible who owned up to setting off the 80 pounds of explosives which had a strong enough force to crack foundations of homes as far as Massachusetts. Kingston Fire Chief Graham Pellerin said that the fire department responded to a report of a cracked foundation and there were no other signs of damage to the home. Authorities are looking into other reports of cracked foundations.

Photo Credit: U.S. Forestry Service

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