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17th Mar 2014

News anchors dive for cover as earthquake hits Los Angeles on St. Patrick’s Day

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 struck the L.A. area earlier today around 1.25pm Irish time...

Oisin Collins

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 struck the L.A. area.

Back in 2014, two L.A news anchors got quite the scare on St Patrick’s Day.

The quake struck nearly 10km northwest of Beverly Hills around 6:25 a.m. local time and at least six aftershocks have been reported already.

Thankfully, there have been no reports of any injuries or any major damage, but according to one seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, this morning’s earthquake could be a “foreshock” to a larger one. So we’ll be keeping an eye on L.A. over the next few days.

Here’s a look at how KTLA News anchors Chris Schauble and Megan Henderson reacted to the earthquake while they were live on air.

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