The skies over Detroit, Mich., lit up last night not from thunder or fireworks but a meteor, with the ground shaking from such astrological force.
In fact, the U.S. Department of Geology confirms that the meteor caused a 2.0 earthquake.
Soon after, security cameras and cell phones started flooding the Internet with images of the mystifying moment.
In this video, taken in southern Michigan, the sky lit up with a startling bright flash.
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 (@MattRudkinWX) January 17, 2018
Meteor flash over Ann Arbor pic.twitter.com/8lzQDtsXaw
— David Fry (@frydave) January 17, 2018
@FOX2News Hello anyone else feel that major explosion? It shook my house here in Dearborn
— ArizonaGirl19 (@Anderson01N) January 17, 2018
All of which led some people to make nervous jokes about the incident.
A meteor lit up Ohio over Toledo and Michigan and now everyone on social is hoping that's all it was and not the N. Koreans. So yeah, thanks for that @Trevornoah.
— Brandon Withrow (@bwithrow) January 17, 2018