Canada Meteor lights up sky over Windsor-Essex and shakes Detroit area

15:21  17 january  2018
15:21  17 january  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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A meteor went streaking over Windsor and Detroit Tuesday, shaking houses and knocking pictures off walls before illuminating the night sky when it exploded with the force of a 2.0 magnitude earthquake.

As seen in the tweet below from Philip Lewis, a Detroit native and the front page editor at the Huffington Post, the description claims the object landed in the Detroit / Windsor area . Suspected meteor flash lights up the sky over Michigan, Illinois.

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5 more dogs test positive for canine influenza in Canada

  5 more dogs test positive for canine influenza in Canada Five dogs in Canada that came into contact with two others with H3N2 canine influenza have also tested positive. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in southwestern Ontario said the five dogs — and others that may have been exposed — have been quarantined by their owners to help prevent further spread of the virus. The contagious flu has spread rapidly across Asia and parts of the U.S. The health unit said this flu is highly contagious between dogs, particularly in Canada, where the animals do not have natural immunity from previous infection and  canine influenza vaccination is rare.

Metro Detroit and the surrounding areas of Michigan had the night sky lit up as bright as day when a meteor burned up in the atmosphere and burst, creating an astonishing moment on video. Residents of Detroit reported hearing a loud boom following the flash of light

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed later that a meteor blew up over the Detroit area with enough force to register as a 2.0 earthquake. Some residents reported their homes shaking . The weather service said that by about 9 p.m. it had received dozens of reports.

Video provided by Time

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a bright flash of light followed by a booming sound spotted in Windsor-Essex was a meteor that broke up over the Detroit area.

 Social media across the region lit up with videos of the burning space matter Tuesday night around 8:10 p.m.

"After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor," tweeted the American weather authority.

That message was followed by another social media post confirming it was, indeed, a meteor which caused a "magnitude 2.0 earthquake."

a close up of a road: The National Weather Service has confirmed a meteor broke up over Michigan Tuesday night. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The National Weather Service has confirmed a meteor broke up over Michigan Tuesday night.

People on both sides of the border shared stories online of seeing the meteor fall or how it felt when it shook their homes.

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  • Via Rail misses stop, send passengers by cab to final destination .
    A Via Rail passenger heading to Chatham ultimately got to her final destination by cab, after her train did not let her off at her stop and proceeded to take her to Windsor instead. Susan Peet and four other passengers stood up to fetch their bags when they heard Chatham would be the next stop on train number 75, heading to Windsor from Toronto Sunday night."We could tell that the train had stopped, but nobody was coming so I opened the door between the two cars ... I could see that the station was there," said Peet. "Then the train started moving.

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