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UPDATE: Loud explosion in Sugar Notch shakes homes in Luzerne County

People from part of the Wyoming Valley felt their homes shake and a loud noise.


The Hanover Township Police Department confirms the blast happened in a wooded area behind the Hanover Area Soccer Fields along South Main Street.

Officials say the explosion happened within the jurisdiction of Sugar Notch Borough.

Any further investigation of the blast will be handled by the Sugar Notch Borough Police Department. 

***** PRESS RELEASE ***** NATURE OF INCIDENT: Blast incident DATE: 11/24/22 TIME: 1115hrs LOCATION: wooded area rear of...

Posted by Hanover Township Police Department on Friday, November 25, 2022

Original Story:

Dozens of calls came into the Newswatch 16 newsroom Thursday morning after a loud explosion was heard and shook the Wyoming Valley area.

Fire officials say the explosion was caused by hunters using Tannerite for target practice.

Tannerite is legal here in Pennsylvania, and when it is hit by a bullet from a rifle, it explodes.

No one was injured, and no damage was caused by the explosion here in Luzerne county. 

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