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Bright Light, Sonic Boom As Likely Meteor Streaks Across Southern Michigan


Michigan residents got a surprise Tuesday night when a suspected ... Social media postings indicate that it was seen as far away as Traverse City and Chicago. Some reported homes shaken by the explosion. Although it is not possible to immediately verify ...


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Updated at 10 a.mET Michigan residents got a surprise Tuesday night when a meteor punched through the clouds with an explosive flashIt was powerful enough to register on seismic instrumentsAbout 8:05 p.mET, dashcams and security video caught the object as it streaked toward a northern suburb of Detroit, not far from the Canadian borderThe U.SGeological Survey, which has labeled the event a meteorite impact, says it measured magnitude 2.0 on the agency's instruments and hit about 5 miles west northwest of New HavenSocial media postings indicate that it was seen as far away as Traverse City and ChicagoSome reported homes shaken by the explosionAlthough it is not possible to immediately verify the video, it appears that several posted on Twitter were of the same event seen from different locationsYou can see more at Twitter hashtag #meteor.

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