By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – This morning, many residents of the South Hills and Pittsburgh area noticed a very loud “bang” and some shaking.
Explosions were heard around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
People have taken to social media and contacted KDKA, asking for answers.
Agencies are currently investigating the incident, but very few details are known at this time.
While Allegheny County officials acknowledged there was a “loud bang,” they claimed it was not caused by seismic activity, thunder, or any construction at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Allegheny County 9-1-1 has received reports of a large, rocking explosion in the South Hills and other reports. We have confirmed that there is no seismic activity and no thunder/lightning. At this time, we do not have an explanation for the report, but the agency is continuing to review it.
– Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) January 1, 2022
“At this time, we have no explanation for the reports, but agencies are continuing to review them,” the county tweeted this afternoon.
Our meteorologists are looking at the outbreak and are looking for answers.
So far, they have not discovered any evidence of an earthquake or similar seismic activity.
There is no information about any current injuries or hazards associated with this incident.
We are currently oversees the United States Geological Survey USGS, which measures earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater.
No one has been spotted in Pennsylvania today.
Stay with KDKA.com for more details
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