Wait…North Korea Missile? No, Just Meteorite Fireball Explodes Near Detroit (Video)

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A meteorite exploded in the night sky about 40 miles northeast of Detroit, on January 16. This information was confirmed by US Geological Survey.

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The meteorite exploded in the sky on Tuesday night and evoked a huge wave of panic. The bright light explosion was seen by the residents of Michigan. Moreover, it caused enough force to register as a magnitude-2.0 earthquake.

It exploded about 40 miles northeast of Detroit:

Source: earthquake.usgs.gov

The white light boom was followed by a loud noise and was captured by a few witnesses:

The NWS stated it was “a likely meteor”:

But NASA caught the flash by its lightning mapper and called this meteorite “a fireball” and “a space rock that becomes so hot it glows when it passes into Earth’s atmosphere,” which is more likely to have happened:

Some more stunning photos and videos:

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Source: businessinsider.com

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