This is how you react to an earthquake on live TV. Remember last month, when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit Los Angeles just as the city’s morning anchors were starting the news? And this KTLA anchor reacted like this?
Well, yesterday Mexico experienced a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and Televisa anchor Eduardo “Lalo” Salazar got a chance to show America how it’s done. According to this helpful translation from Slate, Salazar began by simply telling viewers that the earthquake siren was sounding before he felt any actual shaking. When he started to feel something, he simply said, “Now we’re starting to feel it.” Then as it got stronger, he told viewers, “We have to stay calm,” before describing how strong the shaking was getting.
The anchor waited a full 90 seconds before finally telling viewers he was going outside for safety and throwing to a live shot of people in the street. “I’m getting out, I’m getting out,” he said.
Watch video below, via Televisa:
[photo via screengrab]
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