i heard about this for the first time last night while watching the weather.  basically, the temperature tanks fast, the moisture in the ground freezes really fast, the ice expands and then the ground cracks with a big ‘ol boom.

they happened in the midwest and canada in january this year and there was a chance it would happen here last night.

i thought it sounded like the makings of a snowmagedden type action packed movie will smith and then I found the imbd this

ice quake roots lawn and landscape