Cause of Friday night’s loud explosion sound in eastern Floyd County still a mystery

Cause of Friday night’s loud explosion sound in eastern Floyd County still a mystery

The calls to 911 reported the sound coming from the 900 block of Chulio Rd. (Google map)

There was a loud explosion sound that rattled many homes off Chulio Road near Twickenham on Friday evening. Floyd 911 reported receiving several calls around 8:45 p.m. in the 900 block of Chulio Road. Police officers and Rome-Floyd Fire Department were dispatched, but after searching the area, a cause was not found.

We checked with the USGS Earthquake Center this morning and there was no recorded seismic activity in the area either. We received reports from folks in Armuchee and even some in Gordon County that heard the booming sound.

Our guess is someone was playing around with a large amount of tannerite.

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