California quake captured during Judge Judy show taping

A popular television judge and her audience were a bit shaken by Tuesday's earthquake in California.

Judge Judy was in the middle of taping an episode of her show when the courtroom started to shake.

The clattering in the courtroom caused everyone to look for an exit.

Even Judge Judy left her bench.

After a few tense seconds, the quake tapered off and calm was restored.

The 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Los Angeles area at 11:42 a.m. local time.  It was centered about 28 miles from Los Angeles and was felt more than 100 miles away.  No deaths, major injuries, or structural damage has been reported.