Authorities are still investigating but they believe the people involved used a legal explosive called Tannerite and had permission to be on the property
One New Hampshire family’s gender reveal party was such a blast that it rattled towns, set off reports of an earthquake, and could be heard from across the state line, police said.
Police in Kingston, a town not far from the Massachusetts border, received reports of a loud explosion Tuesday evening. They responded to Torromeo quarry where they found people who acknowledged holding a gender reveal party with explosives.
The source was Tannerite — 80 pounds of it, police said. The family thought the quarry would be the safest spot to blow up the explosive, which is typically sold over the counter as a target for firearms practice, police said.
Nearby residents said the blast rocked their homes. Some reported property damage, NBC 10 Boston reported.
“We heard this god-awful blast,” Sara Taglieri, who lives in a home that abuts the quarry, told the television station. “It knocked pictures off our walls … I’m all up for silliness and what not, but that was extreme.”
Taglieri’s husband, Matt, told the TV station that neighbors reported cracks in the foundation of their homes from the explosion.
A gender reveal party in New Hampshire rattled houses across a 20-mile radius, leading some people to believe an earthquake struck.https://t.co/Bih4fE1Icf— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 23, 2021
No injuries were reported, police said.
The person who purchased and detonated the explosives has turned himself into police. He was not identified.
Police said an investigation is ongoing and they will make a determination on charges.