The explosives used for the Gender Party in New Hampshire were so noisy that residents across state boundaries thought there was an earthquake.
Locals in the Rockingham County area reported to police that the foundation of the house was cracked and the walls were shaking. Police found the cause of the explosion at a quarry that allowed families to hold a rally.
The source was 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of tannerite, an explosive used to practice firearms.
The family said they thought the quarry was the safest place to create a blast and informed their relatives that they were expecting a boy.
A neighbor living near Kingston’s Tromeo Industries, where an explosive was fired at 7 pm EST on Tuesday, told NBC News that “it rocked the earth.”
Residents up to Massachusetts, 20 miles in radius, heard the explosion and many called 911.
“I heard this horrific blast,” said Sarah Taglieri, who lives in a house next to the quarry. “It knocked out a photo from our wall … I’m all for stupidity, and it’s not, but it was extreme.”
Mrs. Taglieri’s husband told NBC that the blast broke the foundation of her neighbor’s house.
No injuries have been reported, police said, but property damage investigations are ongoing and could be prosecuted.
This incident is the latest in a series of accidents caused by a Gender Party in the United States.
The fire that damaged more than 7,000 acres of land in California was found to have been caused by a smoke-producing fireworks device used to create a blue or pink stream in 2020.
In 2019, a 56-year-old woman was killed shortly after debris from a homemade explosive hit her head. Some of the debris was flying 100 years apart.
And in Arizona, a party caused a week-long wildfire in 2017, destroying 45,000 acres of land. The child’s father was sentenced to five years of probation and fined.