"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!"