Michigan meteor sighting: What exactly is a bolide? Where did debris land?

DETROIT – The United States Geological Survey confirmed Tuesday that a meteor was sighted over Metro Detroit and caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake, according to the National Weather Service.

The likely cause was a bolide: A bolide is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash at its end, often with visible fragmentation.

Meteor triggers earthquake in Michigan: Here's everything we know

Brandon Roux explained what it all means and where debris probably landed

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