AN EXPLOSION left dozens worried as their apartment buildings shook.
Initial reports of a blast in Baltimore, Maryland, were reported just before midday on Thursday.
Baltimore firefighters quickly confirmed that there was an explosion after a five-story coal silo suffered an apparent collapse.
They added that a "shockwave" could be felt across the city and asked residents to stay away from the area.
Hazmat, special rescue units and fireboats were also on the scene.
Crews were searching for victims just after 12pm local time and were said to be "preventing any further destruction."
However, a fire department spokesperson told local outlets that no injuries were reported and no contractors were inside the building when the explosion took place.
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A local reporter said that a CSX train was reportedly moving through a tunnel when coal exploded.
Several worried residents rushed to social media to share what they believe they heard.
One person wrote: "Just felt a massive explosion in Baltimore that shook my building! I called 911 and they have multiple reports."
Another asked: "Did we just have an earthquake or an explosion?"
Someone who claimed to be listening to a police scanner said that there was a "big explosion/collapse at a CSX facility." The facility itself has not yet been confirmed.
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