Parts of Kent felt a rumble this morning as four buildings at the heart of the defunct Kingsnorth Power Station in Hoo were blown up.
The demolition took place at 9.30am today, after it was postponed on Wednesday due to adverse weather.
The blast could be heard as far away as Gravesend, Sheerness, Teynham, Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.
The four structures, made up of 8,000 tonnes of steel and concrete, were brought to the ground.
It is the latest demolition work at the disused plant, which shut in 2013 under EU laws on pollution.
One of its main buildings, the 35-metre turbine hall, which housed a boiler and four turbo-generators, was blown up in July.
Neil Wright, demolition project manager, said: “These are significant structures that we’ll be bringing down and, as is always the case, a lot of detailed planning has gone in to ensuring that they’re demolished safely and in the correct manner.”
Dates are still to be confirmed for the rest of the demolition programme.