Have you heard loud booms? It might be frost quakes

Loud booms heard by some Miami Valley residents Monday could have been caused by “frost quakes.”

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Recent rain and snow, along with the low temperatures, might have caused the quakes, heard as loud booms, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.

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“They occur when water seeps into the ground, then freezes and expands,” Vrydaghs said. “This can cause mini explosions, or loud booms, as the ground cracks.”

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