The National Weather Service reported that the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor.
Some residents in Detroit reported hearing what sounded like thunder as a bright light was visible across the metropolitan area Tuesday night.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that the National Weather Service said it may have been a meteor that moved across the area.
The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed later that a meteor blew up over the Detroit area with enough force to register as a 2.0 earthquake.
Some residents reported their homes shaking.
The weather service said that by about 9 p.m. it had received dozens of reports.