[Watch]: New Zealand PM Jacinda Andern Stands Firm As Earthquake Strikes During Live Interview
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stayed calm and collected during an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude on Live TV on Monday morning. She interrupted the journalist who was interviewing her to tell him that there was an earthquake happening, before smiling and carrying on with the interview.
The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that lasted for more than 30 seconds hit New Zealand on Monday morning but luckily no news of damage or injuries were reported.
'We're just having a bit of an earthquake here.'
Watch the moment a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit during a live interview with New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
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“We’re just having an earthquake here, Ryan. Quite a decent shake here if you see things moving behind me,” the prime minster told journalist Ryan Bridge during the earthquake. When asked whether she was safe and if she was alright to carry on, Jacinda Ardern said, “Yes, we’re fine, I’m not under any hanging lights and I look like I’m in a structurally sound place.”
Wellington’s emergency services said there were no immediate reports of damage, while all trains in the city were suspended as engineers assessed the impact.