DETROIT — 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.
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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.