Mexican TV News Anchor Stays Calm During Large Earthquake (Video)


Mexico was hit with a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Friday, but one TV news anchor kept his cool even though sirens rang and lights shook above his head.

Televisa news anchor Eduardo “Lalo” Salazar told viewers that the earthquake siren had sounded, but he had not felt any shaking (video below).

Seconds later, Salazar said, “Now we’re starting to feel it. We have to stay calm,” noted Slate. “It’s stronger now... It’s stronger now... It’s very strong. Everything is shaking now."

According to, Salazar stayed on camera for 90 seconds, but then told viewers he was leaving the studio. "I’m getting out, I’m getting out."

Sources: Slate and


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