USGS confirms meteor over Metro Detroit, causing magnitude 2.0 earthquake

United States Geological Survey confirms meteor over Metro Detroit

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.

Metro Detroit residents report bright light, loud explosion

Local 4 received hundreds of calls from across the area from residents who saw a bright light and heard a loud explosion.

Reports started pouring in around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. Members of the Local 4 staff also reported seeing the flash and hearing a noise.

It appears the actual occurrence was at 8:08 p.m.

So far, there has been no confirmation of the incident or explanation for what might have caused it.

Local 4 received calls from Detroit, Southgate, South Lyon, Howell, Huntington Woods, Shelby Township, Lyon Township, Allen Park, Taylor, Ann Arbor, Troy, Canton, Dearborn, Auburn Hills, Monroe, Inkster, Wayne, Westland and even more cities.

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Paul Gross: Light possibly caused by bollide

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross said the bright light and loud noise might have been caused by a bolide, which is a meteor that breaks up in the atmosphere.

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