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

March 17, 2014 at 2:18 PM
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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!"

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