(CNN) — The U.S. Geologic Survey says a meteor lit up the skies across Michigan Tuesday night. Many residents in the area reported seeing the fireball and hearing a boom while others captured it on social media.READ MORE: Attorney For Key Ally Of Venezuela Leader's Nicolas Maduro Called His Extradition To The US Illegal
The flash and boom was “NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor,” tweeted the National Weather Service (NWS) for Detroit.
The meteor lit up the southeast Michigan skies and caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake 40 miles from Detroit, according to the NWS.
The earthquake was centered about five miles west-southwest of New Haven, MI, and the NWS says the meteor occurred around 8:10 p.m. ET.
The massive, flash of light was captured on people’s cameras attached to their homes and cars, which was then posted on social media.
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Did you see the meteor!? How cool. Mike Austin sends this video from Southern Michigan. It lit up the sky for a few seconds! pic.twitter.com/jWx1xF6b0q
— Matt Rudkin (@MattRudkinWSBT) January 17, 2018
Chelsea Means captured the moment on her security cameras. Although she didn’t see the light, she told CNN that she heard a “loud thunder, rumble noise.”
“It shook my house,” she said. “At first, it sounded like someone hitting my house.”
— Andrea (@cozy2963) January 17, 2018
The Ingham County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management received several 911 calls and tweeted: “There is no need to call 911. All indications are that it was just a natural meteor fireball.”
It also stated that no fires had been reported as a result of the meteor.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Investigate Bomb Threat
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