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The US Geological Survey confirmed that a meteorite had exploded in the sky near New Haven, Michigan, about 40 miles northeast of Detroit, on Tuesday night.
The USGS said the explosion caused enough force to register as a magnitude-2.0 earthquake.
Video posted on social media Tuesday night shows drivers witnessing a flying rock that emitted a bright light in the night sky before disintegrating. Some videos showed it appearing to head straight toward some vehicles driving on a freeway before it disappeared.
Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV reported receiving “hundreds of calls” from viewers around 8:15 p.m. local time to report the phenomenon.
Watch it unfold below:
— Zack Lawler (@z_lawler) January 17, 2018
Did you see the meteor!? Howcool. Mike Austin sends this video from Southern Michigan. It litup the sky for a few seconds! pic.twitter.com/jWx1xF6b0q
— Matt Rudkin (@MattRudkinWSBT) January 17, 2018