Many people thought it to be a case of usual lightning and thunder.
At around 8:15 p.m., residents from all over the city began to feel their homes shaking, and soon saw the sky aglow with a fiery flash of light in the northwestern sky.
The meteor lit up the southeast MI skies and caused a size 2.0 natural disaster 40 miles from Detroit, as indicated by the NWS. But there were no conditions observed that would suggest it was a weather related, he said.
"We continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor", the NWS said.
In Allen Park, Michigan, one camera caught the splendid streak going over the sky and after that becoming tiresome.
The night sky lit up. That rich influx of oxygen is what escalates things from mild streak to "airburst", a term Bergin said is more or less interchangeable with the more colloquial "fireball" (experts, including NASA, use both).
Meteors fall to Earth every so often but seldom do they enter our atmosphere with a flash of light and a massive seismic interruption.
"It shook my house", she said.
"People described it as a booming noise, and that's what the seismometers would have picked up", said John Bellini, a geophysicist at the NEIC in Golden, Colorado.
A fireball is another term for a very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky. "Too cold for lightning...both cameras picked it up". A surface natural disaster means the loud sound many residents reported could have produced a "shock wave", causing vibrations across the ground or lake, or the quake came from the meteor's impact. "Most likely it was the boom of the meteor breaking apart and that there is no need to call 911".