Gender reveal party ends in explosion after family set off 80lb homemade bomb

A family's extravagant gender reveal party has set off earthquake reports across two states after setting off a massive 80lb homemade bomb.

The explosion took place at around 7pm on Tuesday (April 20) on a property in Kingston, a border town in Massachusetts, US.

Home security camera from a neighbour captures the dramatic blast rocking the home foundation as the bomb set off.

A loud rumbling noise can also be heard from afar.

Kingston Police received reports of "large explosion" and later confirmed the incident unfolded at the site of a construction company Torromeo Industries.

Officers said the individuals on the site had been having a party to reveal the sex of their baby and decided to detonate a bomb, which contained 80lb of Tannerite, an over-the-counter explosive target used for firearms practice.

Several Kingston residents and families from neighbouring New Hampshire towns could feel the blast and described it as "earth-shaking".

Resident Sarah Taglieri, who lives near the blast site, told local media: "To have something like this occur outside normal business hours, and, of all of the blasts that we have experienced, nothing was as loud as we experienced on Tuesday night.

"We heard this god-awful blast. It knocked pictures off our walls.

"It cracked foundations of our neighbours' homes."

It is understood that the person who bought and detonated the Tannerite has turned himself in and is cooperating with authorities.

Sergeant Jeff Dade, from the New Hampshire State Police Bomb Squad, said: "Tannerite comes with an oxidiser, the fuel is in a separate packet, and you mix it.

"Once mixed, you would place it somewhere safely out in a range where you would then shoot it.

"If used improperly or irresponsibly, the consequences could be very serious."

No injuries were reported, according to the authorities.

Sgt Dade added an investigation is ongoing and they will make a determination on charges.

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