National Weather Service confirms meteor in skies over Michigan on Tuesday night

Posted at 8:33 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 20:59:25-05

The National Weather Service and United States Geological Survey confirmed that a meteor lit up the skies across Michigan and in several other states on Tuesday night.

According to the USGS, the meteor happened around 8:10 p.m. and caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake near New Haven in Macomb County.

The American Meteor Society's report map shows it was visible in six states and Canada.

Map showing fireball reports

Meteorologist Kevin Jeanes spoke about the meteor on Facebook Live less than an hour after it lit up the skies across the area. 

At this point, 7 Action News has yet to determine what caused it. However, the National Weather Service has issued a tweet saying it was a meteor.

Some people have posted videos to YouTube.