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


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 east of Saint Clair ...


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Reuters) – A bright meteor briefly swept across the sky over parts of the U.SMidwest 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.mlocal time and registered a 2.0 magnitude tremor about 4 miles 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. After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteorWe continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor#miwx — NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) January 17, 2018 USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake: https://t.co/ikp8BG4ITp #miwx — NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) January 17, 2018 The meteor sighting lit up social media with people posting videos and reaction. “I can’t believe there was a Meteor! It shook our house and made a large bang! We thought someone hit our house,” Twitter user Jennifer Wilson said in a post. Others had more ominous thoughts. “I thought for sure I was either seeing the alien invasion or the apocalypseIt’s awesome in retrospect, freaky … in real time,” said a Twitter user who goes by the name Crash. (Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Paul Tait) Tags: meteor, Michigan, showerSt

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