Video shows a meteorite exploding in the sky near Detroit with the force of a 2.0 earthquake

Screenshot via YouTubeA meteorite exploded in the night sky near New Haven, Michigan, about 40 miles northeast of Detroit, on Tuesday night, January 16, 2018.

The US Geological Survey confirmed that a meteorite had exploded in the sky near New Haven, Michigan, about 40 miles northeast of Detroit, on Tuesday night.

The USGS said the explosion caused enough force to register as a magnitude-2.0 earthquake.

Video posted on social media Tuesday night shows drivers witnessing a flying rock that emitted a bright light in the night sky before disintegrating. Some videos showed it appearing to head straight toward some vehicles driving on a freeway before it disappeared.

Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV reported receiving “hundreds of calls” from viewers around 8:15 p.m. local time to report the phenomenon.

Watch it unfold below:

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