Frostquakes Are A Very Real Thing Apparently
With the Tri-States in a deep freeze right now, most of use are staying in and bundling up. If you're at home and start hearing loud noises or popping sounds that sound like someone is firing a gun or breaking into your home, don't worry. The sound you are hearing is due to a thing called "frost quakes".
Frost quakes are caused by saturated rock or soil cracks following a large temperature drop, according to frostquake.org. With the temperature as low as it is, these frost quakes will happen the next few days until we hit above average temps.
Frost quakes can affect wood, brick, or metal but the good news is that it doesn't cause any damage usually. It's just your house adjusting to the cold temps.
Luckily for us here in the Tri-States, we're only dealing with sub zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills for another day or so. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm ready for 100 degree temps.