News anchor in Los Angeles was left shaken as a powerful earthquake with a preliminary size of 7.1 hit Southern California on Friday night.
Sara Donchey and Juan Fernandez were living on the air for the CBS affiliate KCAL 9's night newscast when the tremors struck. In a video that goes viral, Donchey told viewers that "we experience a little shaking if you carry with us for a moment."
"We make sure nothing comes down to the studio here," she added before grabbing Fernandez's arm.
"This is a very strong earthquake," continued Donchey. "8:21 on the air here and we are experiencing very strong shaking. I think we should get under the desk."
Then she went to cover the network cut for advertising.
Check the clip here:
Donchey also tweeted about
Very strong earthquake in LA NOW!
̵1; Sara Donchey (@SaraDonchey) July 6, 2019
And she tried to add some humor to the frightening situation:
Donchey later explained why The quake was a timely reminder for people to prepare their earthquake sets:
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She also sent her wishes to all concerned in Ridgecrest, which is only 11 miles from trembling epicenter, where the authorities have reported more fires, building collapse and damage.  My heart goes out to everyone in #Ridgecrest who definitely shakes after the massive 7.1 #arthquake . As a parent, the first thing I thought of was my infant son at home with my family and I prayed that he was safe and comforted. Thoughts go out to everyone in Kern County right now.
– Sara Donchey (@SaraDonchey) July 6, 2019
Meanwhile, Fernandez said "Whew!"
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