If you grew up in Southern California, you probably went through “duck and cover” drills in school. Turns out that advice is still pretty solid, although now they’re calling it “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” Jones says that for many people, their first instinct is to run but that is actually more likely to land you in trouble. She suggests hiding under a table, “We’ve seen strong tables keep collapsed buildings off of people in earthquakes, but the most frequent injury in California is from falling objects or trying to run. Hiding under a table prevents both.”
Oh and if you have come across that oddly-viral “Triangle Of Life” theory that suggests you don’t hide under tables, Jones says the theory has “no validity whatsoever.” She even offered a photo from the Mexico City earthquake the theory was based on that shows that tables survived the quake just fine."