Watch: Michigan Meteor Shakes Detroit—Fireball Seen Across Six States Causes Earth Tremors

Just past 8 p.m. on Tuesday, a meteor tore through the skies of Michigan. The blazing beast crash-landed five miles away from New Haven, causing the earth to tremor.

The ball of flames was so bright it was seen as far away as Canada and Illinois.

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The meteor lights up the sky near Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on January 17. Mike Austin/Youtube/Reuters

Detroit residents reported a flash of light, a loud boom and shaking houses. After rife speculation that the event was weather-related—or even the start of an alien invasion—the National Weather Service confirmed it was likely a meteor:

After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor. We continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor. #miwx

— NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) January 17, 2018

The impact of the meteor was so strong it caused a 2.0 magnitude earth tremor, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed.

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has collected more than 355 fireball sightings as of 4.15 a.m. ET January 17, spanning five other states: Ilinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri, plus Ontario in Canada. The booming sound of its crash-landing was heard by at least 77 people.

The brightness of the meteor's tail indicates it was a large hunk of rock, the AMS says. The society believes it hurtled through the sky at about 28,000 miles per hour, which is quite slow for a meteor.

Keep an eye on the ground if you live near the site of impact, as the AMS believes chunks of the meteor are probably waiting to be found.

Motorists in the area were stunned by the bright streak of light:

Dashcam video captures a meteor lighting up the sky tonight over Bloomfield Hills, Michigan https://t.co/yNCyRXCmcm pic.twitter.com/1jisddGDyk

— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm) January 17, 2018

One local resident caught the intense flash of light on a home camera:

Local residents were so shaken by the event they inundated local emergency services with calls—prompting several to recommend caution:

Multiple 911 calls are coming of a meteor fireball that passed overhead. There is no need to call 911. All indications are that it was just a natural meteor fireball. https://t.co/l5578mnDOF

— Ingham County HSEM (@InghamHSEM) January 17, 2018

Elsewhere on social media, other users had fun with the dazzling display:

When you realize that light in the sky might have been a #meteor. pic.twitter.com/rMafHjIfEr

— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) January 17, 2018