Meteor Soars Over Detroit, Causing Minor Earthquake

The sky lit up over Detroit on Tuesday night as a meteor rocketed over the area, causing a 2.0-magnitude earthquake that shook homes. The National Weather Service said it had received dozens of reports about the “rare occurrence,” which it initially said was “not thunder or lightning or weather-related.” The service later confirmed that the fireball spotted shortly after 8 p.m. was a meteor, saying it also caused a minor quake in the area. Videos posted on social media showed the night sky light up, with residents reporting the blinding flash of light was followed by the sound of thunder. “Saw a fireball in the sky and then a couple minutes later there was a loud boom and the house shook,” resident Carol Peck Kazmierski wrote on Facebook, according to the Detroit Free Press.