When a big earthquake hits, your first instinct can mean life or death

Los Angeles Times (Rong-Gong Lin II)


Although it goes against every emotional reaction a human being has to earthquakes, doing the drop, cover, hold on is the safest thing here. Running in a strong earthquake poses many hazards, and itself can cause a number of injuries, such as broken legs and ankle sprains. The general advice for people is that they’re going to be safer if they don’t run outside. Because things fall off a building before things fall down.

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Source Los Angeles Times

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