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Bright light, loud noise believed to be meteor rattles Michigan

DETROIT — The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor.

Meteorologist Jordan Dale says the weather service hasn’t been able to confirm that it was a meteor despite reports and videos received by the agency late Tuesday. But he says “it was not thunder or lightning or weather-related.”

Some residents reported their homes shaking.

MANDITORY CREDIT, MICHIGAN OUT, IMAGE MADE FROM VIDEO, JAN. 16, 2018

The bright light can be seen soaring across the southern Michigan skyline Tuesday night. 

(Zack Lawler/AP)

The weather service says by about 9 p.m. it had received dozens of reports.

Dale says the weather service is trying to determine what caused the light and noise, calling it “a rare occurrence.”

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