The night sky quickly lit up in Michigan on Tuesday night, with a brilliant flash of light and a boisterous commotion that startled occupants.
The flash and blast was “NOT thunder or lightning, but rather a conceivable meteor,” tweeted the National Weather Service (NWS) for Detroit.
After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor. We continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor. #miwx
— NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) January 17, 2018
The meteor lit up the southeast Michigan skies and caused a size 2.0 earthquake 40 miles from Detroit, as indicated by the NWS.
The earthquake was focused around five miles west-southwest of New Haven, MI, and the NWS says the meteor happened around 8:10 p.m. ET.
The monstrous, flash of light was caught on individuals’ cameras appended to their homes and autos, which was then posted via web-based networking media.
Chelsea Means caught the minute on her surveillance cameras. In spite of the fact that she didn’t see the light, she revealed to CNN that she heard a “noisy thunder, roll commotion.”
“It shook my home,” she said. “At to begin with, it seemed like somebody hitting my home.”
The Ingham County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management got a few 911 calls and tweeted: “There is no compelling reason to call 911. All signs are that it was only a characteristic meteor fireball.”
It likewise expressed that no flames had been accounted for because of the meteor.
In Allen Park, Michigan, one camera caught the splendid streak going over the sky and after that becoming dull.