News anchor Cristian Pino was at his desk in Santiago as the studio shook during the earthquake.

The video shows how Mr Pino reacts in a professional way, as he continues to calmly read the news, albeit gripping the sides of his desk.

There were no reports of significant damage from the earthquake which carried on for almost a minute in Valparaiso and Chile’s capital, Santiago.

Authorities ordered a prevention evacuation of a stretch of coastline north of the capital.