News Anchors Hide Under Desk During LA Earthquake (Video)

| by Michael Allen

An earthquake hit Los Angeles this morning at 6:25 a.m.

The 4.4 earthquake had a depth of five miles, hit near UCLA and rocked surrounding areas.

“Always the possibility that it’s a foreshock [to a larger quake],” Robert Graves, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey told reporters this morning, reports the Los Angeles Times.

“The location is somewhat surprising," added Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. "It’s within the Santa Monica Mountains. We have not seen seismicity in it in recent times. It has been dormant for quite some time.”

There were no injuries reported.

A local morning newscast, KTLA, was broadcasting during the quake and the anchors hid under their desk for a few moments, noted Towleroad.com (video below).

While it may look comical, the anchors did the smart thing as there are numerous hot lights hanging above them that could have caused serious injury.

Sources: Los Angeles Times and Towleroad.com