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

Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? ... No, just a meteor rocking Michigan

  Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? ... No, just a meteor rocking Michigan A bright meteor briefly swept across the sky over parts of the U.S. Midwest and Canada on Tuesday, weather and geology agencies said, and then caused a powerful explosion that rattled homes and onlookers. The meteor was seen across the region in places such as Ohio, Michigan and Ontario at about 8 p.m. local time and registered a 2.0 magnitude tremor about 4 miles (7 km) east of Saint Clair Shores in Eastern Michigan, the United States Geological Survey said on its website.The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed it was not a meteorological event but more likely a meteor.

Michigan meteor a blip on screen. Just at about 8:15 p.m. people residing in metro Detroit saw a bright flashing light followed by booming sound and shaking of homes. A giant glowing fireball, most probably a " meteor " lit up the night sky over MI on Tuesday.

The United States Geological Survey 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 .

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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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