VALDOSTA, Ga. -- An explosive boom that rattled a southwest Georgia town and damaged some businesses on Wednesday may finally have an explanation.
Residents in Valdosta, Georgia were jolted by the explosion on Wednesday around 1 p.m. - a boom that was felt across the downtown area and even shattering windows.
But the Valdosta Daily Times reports that the thunderous vibrations were the result of silos exploding at South Georgia Pecan at the intersection of Lee Street and Wooding Lane.
Despite the power of the blast, no injuries have been reported so far by police or fire crews the Daily Times reports.
The silo itself was used to store pecan shells according to the Associated Press (AP). The AP also reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reported more than 500 silo explosions in the U.S. since 1976.
They're typically caused by a build-up of dust which is highly combustible.