Publicado: Mier, Enero 17, 2018
Ciencia | Por Aurelio Ontiveros

Flashing light, loud 'boom' over MI may have been a meteor

Flashing light, loud 'boom' over MI may have been a meteor

The National Weather Service later said the flash and boom seen by residents across Metro Detroit was likely a meteor. The U.S. Geological service registered a 2.0 quake near Detroit. Hundreds of Livingston County residents reported seeing the bright light followed by a loud boom. Reports of shaking came in from 50 to 60 miles apart, according to people in the area. But he says "it was not thunder or lightning or weather-related". He says it was shot around 8:08 p.m. Tuesday, on I-75 northbound between Troy and Bloomfield Hills.

Those who saw it, say it was incredible.

Officials said this is a natural meteor fireball. Tonight, we have an incoming weird sky phenomenon, as a meteor apparently exploded over southeastern MI, lighting up the sky and shaking houses.

Snow and sleet forecast for North Somerset
The storm could sweep up life-threatening debris, cause power cuts, damage homes and prompt flight and train cancellations. The Met Office expects road, rail and ferry services to be hit and it is possible some bridges may be forced to close.

As we gather more information, please share with us any videos or photos you might have taken of the meteor.

Officials with the space agency confirmed its meteor camera at Oberlin College in OH spotted the event at about 8:08 p.m. Others said their houses shook and pictures fell off the walls. All indications point to this being a meteor. 13abc has received reports of sightings all over the Midwest.

There are reports the meteor was possibly seen in Ohio.

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