Meteor in Metro Detroit: One year later

By Ian Vickers - Producer

A meteor enters the atmosphere over southeastern Michigan on Jan. 16, 2018. (WDIV)

DETROIT - It was a quiet Tuesday night in Michigan ... until the sky lit up and the earth shook.

On Jan. 16, 2018, around 8:10 p.m. (give or take), a meteor flew past Southern Michigan, triggered a weak earthquake and blew up your social media feed.

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

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

Dispatch centers also took hundreds of calls from concerned citizens, with many people thinking thier homes were being broken into.

Do you remeber your experience that night? Share with us on the Local 4 Facebook page.

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