In most situations, you can protect yourself if you immediately:
DO NOT run outside or to other rooms during an earthquake. You are less likely to
be injured if you stay where you are.
To reduce your chances of being hurt, take the following actions:
DO NOT stand in a doorway. You are safer under a table. In modern houses, doorways
are no stronger than any other part of the house. Doorways do not protect you from
the most likely source of injury − falling or flying objects. Most earthquake-related
injuries and deaths are caused by falling or flying objects (such as TVs, lamps, glass,
or bookcases), or by being knocked to the ground.