Meteor Lights Up Night Sky Over Windsor-Detroit Area

Causing a 2.0 magnitude earthquake in the area

A meteor barreling towards the Detroit area exploded in night sky Tuesday, dazzling onlookers with a brilliant light show.

The United States Geological Survey confirmed the bright flash that habitants of the Windsor-Essex area saw was a meteor that broke up over Detroit. Videos of a bright flash, accompanied by a booming noise began circulating around the internet Tuesday night shortly after 8 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,” the USGS stated in a tweet. They also confirmed the meteor caused a 2.0 earthquake in the New Haven, Michigan area. Some said they felt their homes shake as the meteor broke apart.

The bright flash was seen from surrounding states including Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin as well as southern Ontario.