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A meteor lit up skies over Windsor and caused an earthquake in Michigan (VIDEOS)

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DH Toronto Staff Jan 17, 2018 7:13 am 2,863

The skies were lit up in parts of Michigan and Ontario last night, but it wasn’t the moonlight shining bright. It was a meteor.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed a meteor hit around 8:10 pm ET, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake in the region.

Videos of the meteor have circulated social media since, showing what looks like a shooting star at first, then exploding into a bright light. Some eye witnesses also reported a loud explosion.

Soon after the meteor hit, the National Weather Service in Detroit said that the flash and ‘boom’ sound were not that of thunder or lighting, but of a meteor instead.

The USGS confirmed that the meteorite fell about 8 km from New Haven, Michigan, where it registered as an earthquake.

The meteor was also seen in Windsor, Ontario.

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