A gender reveal party in New Hampshire to celebrate the arrival of a baby boy resulted in a massive explosion that shook several towns in the southern area of the state and even damaged some homes.

Residents in the area were left rattled on Tuesday around 7 p.m. when they heard a loud explosion and felt the ground shake. Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs confirmed the blast came from a gender reveal party that took place at Torromeo Industries on Dorre Road.

“It was earth-shaking,” one Dorre Road resident said while describing the explosion.

New Hampshire residents who felt the blast took to social media sharing their theories, some believing an earthquake was responsible for the chaos. The shaking was also captured on a doorbell camera from a resident one town away.

However, local meteorologists revealed there were no earthquakes reported, which left residents waiting for answers.

Sara Taglieri, who lives with her husband Matt near the Torromeo quarry, revealed it was one the loudest sounds she has ever heard. “We heard this god-awful blast,” she said. “It knocked pictures off our walls.”

Taglieri was not happy when she learned the frightening blast was the result of a gender reveal. “Are you kidding me? I’m all up for silliness and what not, but that was extreme,” she said.

Taglieri went on to add, “It was ridiculous. I don’t have any other words for it.”

Meanwhile, Matt Taglieri revealed the explosion damaged some homes in the area. “It cracked foundations of our neighbors' [homes],” he explained. “I don’t know how that’s right.”

Police have seen the video of the gender reveal and believe the group used a legal explosive called Tannerite and had permission to be on the Torromeo property where the blast took place. 

The investigation remains ongoing and Briggs revealed those involved could face charges.

A border guard accidentally started a giant fire in Arizona in 2017 at a gender reveal party by shooting at a homemade target made with a highly explosive product A border guard accidentally started a giant fire in Arizona in 2017 at a gender reveal party by shooting at a homemade target made with a highly explosive product Photo: US Forest Service / HO