Updated 11:15 AM EDT, Sat, Mar 23, 2019

Who Handled Earthquakes Better, Anchors in LA or Chile? [Videos]

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Two news anchors experienced a shocking, unscripted moment when an earthquake rattled through Los Angeles, Calif., on Monday.

A magnitude 4.4. earthquake shook the studio, sending KTLA's Chris Schauble and Megan Henderson diving under their desk in the middle of reading the news.

"Earthquake. We're having an earthquake," Schauble said.

The cameras kept rolling, and he and Henderson took cover under their news desk. The morning traffic on the monitor behind them could be seen noticeably shaking.

The anchors then returned to their desk, and Schauble brought up information from the U.S. Geological Survey on his computer.

His hilariously shocked face during the quake went viral, making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. He laughed along with his viewers by taking a screenshot of his reaction and making it his profile picture on Twitter.

The earthquake, which occurred at 6:25 a.m., rolled across a 150-mile area of Southern California, but did not cause any major damage. It was centered 2 miles from Encino and 15 miles west-northwest of the town's civic center.

USGS seismologist Robert Graves called it a "typical" Southern California quake.

There were many aftershocks, including one that was 2.7 magnitude that caused minor shaking.

Contrastingly, a Chilean reporter kept his cool on the air when an even bigger earthquake shook the studio during a recnet newscast.

An anchor for TVN 24 Horas in Santiago calmly reported on the earthquake as it roared through the city at 6:16 p.m. Sunday, and didn't even duck for cover. Compared to Schauble and Henderson, he displayed a remarkable ability to keep calm during the 6.7 temblor.

More than 100,000 people briefly evacuated some coastal areas as a precaution, but only minor damage was reported.

Many people in the northern towns of Arica and Tocopilla were also urged to evacuate due to the possibility of a minor tsunami.

Strong aftershocks followed, which registered between 4.9 and 5.2 magnitude.

The evacuation alert was lifted about three hours after the actual quake.

See the marked difference between the two news reports below.

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