Anyone in the southeast Michigan area were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and shook the ground beneath them. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it wasn’t a flying saucer. The National Weather Service tweeted the next day that “USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.” It was centered about five miles west-southwest of New Haven, Michigan, located about 40 miles northeast of Detroit.
“The American Meteor Society’s report map illustrated that the meteor was visible in six states and in Canada. The sparkling display sent social media users into a frenzy, making “#meteor” a top 5 trending topic in the U.S. on Twitter. One Twitter user captured the entire display in a 10-second dashcam video,” reports Yahoo News.