On-air earthquake: Shaken Los Angeles morning anchors duck and cover

March 17, 2014 at 2:18 PM

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- KTLA-TV morning news anchors Megan Henderson and Chris Schauble had to duck and cover Monday when Los Angeles was shaken by a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.

"Earthquake, we're having an earthquake," a terror-stricken Schauble said on-air in a video gone viral on the Internet. Both he and partner Henderson dove under their desk on the studio set when the jolt started during a 6:25 a.m. live broadcast.

Schauble emerged a few seconds later still on-air and said: "OK, it appears to have stopped."

His quake-shocked face instantly placed him in the annuals of television anchors caught reacting to earthquakes, the Los Angeles Times said.

Veteran anchor Kent Shocknek famously took a dive under a desk in 1987 during a live broadcast of "Today in LA" on KNBC-TV.

In a good-natured tweet after seeing his reaction Schauble tweeted: "LOL! Best ... Face ... EVER!"

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Great white shark attacks underwater cage with diver inside
Homeless man insists thousands of dollars raised for him go to charity instead
Bubble wrap loses a little of its pop
Dolphin breaks woman's ankles after jumping into family boat
Cows filmed fleeing from police van, running farmer in Scotland