QUAKING WITH QUAKES—The following report is from TV station KTLA in the Los Angeles region. But first see them react live on TV:
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“...A magnitude-4.4 earthquake that was centered six miles north of Beverly Hills struck around 6:25 a.m. yesterday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
No major damages or injuries were reported, but the shaking was felt as far as Orange, Riverside and Santa Barbara counties.
It was also felt quite strongly in KTLA’s studios in Hollywood, sending morning anchors Chris Schauble and Megan Henderson ducking for cover underneath the anchor desk during Monday’s broadcast.
“I was very proud to see the KTLA anchors going under their desk during the earthquake, that was absolutely the right thing to do,” said Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
“People who are laughing at them for doing it, you don’t know at the beginning how big an earthquake’s going to be,” she said. “You might feel a little silly doing it for the small ones, but when the big one happens, it means you stay alive after the lights come crashing down.”
Jones called it a “great example” that everyone should follow in the event of an earthquake...”