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.