One man was injured when he tried to run out of his house. He tripped on fallen furniture, fell and got hurt. Then he tried to run out of the house, fell, and hurt himself again. There were many other stories just like this one. So note: if a quake hits when you are in bed, STAY IN BED and cover your head with a pillow.
Parents: you won’t stay in bed, so be careful (crawl if necessary) when you go to your children’s rooms – and keep them in bed until the shaking is over.
Daytime quakes: if you can safely stay in the room you’re in, do that – preferably get under a table or desk. If you’re in the kitchen or bathroom, carefully get out. There is almost never a safe spot in those areas.
Our instinct during a big quake is “I’ve got to get out of here!” DON’T run from one room to another and especially don’t run outside.
QuakeConsult – part of the consultation includes Larry checking the retrofit: is the house correctly attached to the foundation so that it won’t fall off during a serious quake?
The Consult (usually 2 hours) covers much more – see https://www.quakeprepare.com
$275 – $325, depending upon your location