Fire in the sky: Meteor soars over Michigan causing massive tremor

- Eyes were on the skies of southeastern Michigan after an apparent meteor shot across the sky.

The sight and sound was heard for hundreds of miles - it's been reported as far west as Nebraska and east into Ontario.

There are no reports of this meteor landing and no reports of any injuries or damage.   

The American Meteor Society says it received hundreds of reports of a fireball Tuesday night over the state, including many in the Detroit area. Reports also came in from several other states and Ontario, Canada.

Suspected meteor flashes across southeast Michigan

Some Michigan residents reported their homes shaking.

The society says the reports suggest a space rock penetrated deep into the Earth’s atmosphere before it broke apart. The U.S. Geological Service says it registered as a 2.0 magnitude earthquake in Michigan.

Bill Cooke with NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office tells The Detroit News it was “definitely a meteoroid” and a rare sight for Michigan.

Other states where people reported seeing a fireball included Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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