News anchor’s on air reaction to sudden L.A. earthquake is priceless

A strong earthquake shook Los Angeles, Calif., early Monday morning.

The magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck during the local morning news programs, and the look on one anchor’s face as he felt the initial tremor was priceless.


“Earthquake!” KTLA-TV anchor Chris Schauble said with a look of surprise on his face. “We are having an earthquake.”

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And with that, he and fellow anchor Megan Henderson literally dove beneath the anchor desk as the camera continue to roll.

To his credit, Schauble proved he is a good sport who can poke fun at himself. Shortly after the quake, he changed the photo on his Twitter profile to include the classic look.


The Los Angeles Times did report that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said there were no reports of damage, but the city would investigate structures for damage.

“Today’s earthquake is a reminder that every L.A. family must be prepared with food, water and other essentials, as well as a plan,” he said. “While it appears the greatest impact of this temblor was a rude awakening, we are executing our post-earthquake protocols to survey our neighborhoods and critical infrastructure.”

H/T The Blaze

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  • Spiff2003

    Might want to change your pants..

  • Eric G

    Someone tell that anchor that what fell from the ceiling was dust.

  • Richard Baumeister

    I have been in over 10 earthquakes in my life 7 of which were 7.0 and larger and never reacted like that. Panzy

    • EliseR

      What a fine example of compassion you are!

      • Jerry

        Sorry for your terrible defeat in Florida last week. It must be devastating. I’m sure it wasn’t because of yoBama care.

    • Joe Gatliff

      did you have a bunch of lights and whatever else hanging above your head like them?

      • Richard Baumeister

        Yeah I worked in a store and had things falling down all over the place. One time I even caugh my large TV from falling. and once kept my 8 moth pregnant wife from being bounced out of a water bed in a 7.6 earthquake in Eureka California. Id say Ive been through it.

        • Joe Gatliff

          Guess your just the man, Waterbed LOL

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  • gatekeeper96740

    Hawaii had a 6.7 for over a minute … you could say we felt it.. and later for 2 months we had 250 after shocks over 5.0.

  • Y K

    They are too wimpy to live in California, but anybody who lives there needs to have their head examined anyway….

  • gmhunt4

    Ashame California did not shake off into the ocean………to small a quake to scare a rabbit……..

  • dad22

    It is always funny when you get to watch from the comfort of home.

  • John Campbell

    We still have the Monday morning 07:00 wake up window rattle. That’s about the only way you would notice it, though I usually sleep through it if I don’t have to be at work until later in the morning. No worries.

  • fideux

    I’m sure his lord and savior would have swung by with an Obamacare band-aid had that big bad earthquake given him an owie!

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