Meteor soars through sky in parts of Ohio, Michigan

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - People in parts of northern Ohio and southern Michigan reported a bright meteor in the night sky, with some accounts of shaking buildings.

The fireball was reported around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

U.S. Geological Survey officials say the boom from the meteor likely registered a 2.0 magnitude earthquake felt in Michigan.

A meteor is a block of matter, relatively small by cosmological standards, that has descended into earth's atmosphere from outer space, burning a trail of dust and fire as its high speed produces friction with the air. 

A meteoroid, then, is an object that resembles a meteor; specifically, it is the name given to a body of matter moving in space before it enters Earth's atmosphere.

A meteorite is the name for the rock that remains after a meteor strikes earth's surface.

Cleveland 19 Meteorologist Jason Nicholas said what we saw on Tuesday night was a meteor.

People took to social media to share what they saw.

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