Damage from Thunder Clap

A loud boom caused concern and some damage in the Philadelphia area.

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A viewer's home was damaged after a loud boom, later identified as a lightning strike, hit the area this morning.
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The photos were taken in the 500 block of Hermit Street.
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The NBC10 weather team says the loud boom was caused by lightning that amplified thanks to the cold air.
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NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz said that numerous lightning strikes caused the loud bangs that felt almost like earthquakes.
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Hurricane says that it's unlikely the rattling was anything more than lightning and the U.S. Geological Survey didn't report any earthquakes anywhere on the East Coast.
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