NewsIndustry News New Zealand Prime Minister Continues TV Interview During Earthquake By Ron Robinson - May 26, 2020 0 295 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsApp 5/25/2020 by Associated Press as published by The Hollywood Reporter Courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern . “We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here,” said Jacinda Ardern. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely skipped a beat when an earthquake struck during a live television interview Monday morning. She interrupted Newshub host Ryan Bridge to tell him what was happening at the parliament complex in the capital, Wellington. “We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan, quite a decent shake here,” she said, looking up and around the room. “But, um, if you see things moving behind me.” New Zealand sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is sometimes called the Shaky Isles for its frequent quakes. Monday’s magnitude 5.6 quake struck in the ocean about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of Wellington, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit just before 8 a.m. and was felt by thousands of New Zealanders who were getting ready to start their work week. It was strong enough to rattle food from shelves and stop train services. But there were no reports of major damage or injuries. Ardern continued on with her interview, telling the host the shaking had stopped. “We’re fine, Ryan,” she said. “I’m not under any hanging lights, I look like I’m in a structurally sound place.” Read more HERE.