This is the AP news brief on the meteor and earthquake in Detroit January 16:
DETROIT (AP) — Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor. 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.
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.
More information now being revealed.. CBS in Detroit reported that NASA said the meteor was from deep in space and traveling 28000 miles per hour.. the rock broke apart in the atmosphere and the loud noise was from that .. There may be space rocks on the ground near Detroit. Local reports indicate that the race is on for people to ind them intact!
Other reports indicate that panic among people set in with the loud noise and rumble. It was not until officials told people what it really was that people understood it was not a second coming of Christ.. a bomb.. a missile attack... Or the end of the world.
But With the strength of this meteor, we could count the nation lucky. A little bigger, faster, or stronger, and a Chelyabinsk part 2 could have occurred on a cold Saturday night in the Michigan city.
Let's hope that our loud visitor is not traveling with friends.