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TV presenters have hugely different reactions to an earthquake hitting while they're on air

The 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit California this morning.

A MAGNITUDE 4.0 earthquake hit San Francisco this morning, lightly jolting the city.

The tremor’s epicentre was one mile north of Piedmont, about 21 kilometres east of San Francisco on the Hayward Fault.

The quake wasn’t that strong, an AFP reporter in Alameda, near the epicentre, said. He said photo frames rattled on the walls and that dishes bounced around, but he reported no major damage. Other people reported being woken up by the tremor, which hit at around 6.49am local time.

At that time, Melissa Griffin was telling CBS affiliate KPIX viewers about new rules regarding drone usage.

Here’s how she and her colleagues reacted:

Source: Brian Stelter/YouTube

While over on local Fox affiliate KTVU, weatherman Steve Paulson was slightly more troubled by the whole thing.


As was news anchor Dave Clark:


Clark also, for some reason, makes this glorious face:


Source: Brian Stelter/YouTube

There were no reports of injuries or of any significant damage.

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