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Frost quakes possible due to arctic blast

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 17:19:08-05

CLEVELAND — Frost quakes are disrupting the area after this polar plunge, but what are they?

They happen when water in the ground freezes rapidly, then expands, causing the surrounding soil and rock to crack, according to an ABC News report.

The cracking is what produces the loud noises.

With the plummet in temperature that has occurred, frost quakes are possible in the area.

There is no threat to your home.