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During an Earthquake You Should Head for a Doorway

This is no longer considered to be good advice. Years ago earthquakes in unreinforced masonry structures and homes, the door frames may have been the only thing left standing in the aftermath. It was therefore believed that safety could be found by standing in doorways. In modern homes the doorways are no stronger than any other part of the home, and many times can be more dangerous due to swinging doors attached to them. Today the best practice is the "Drop, Cover, and Hold" maneuver, under a steady piece of furniture is preferable, like a desk or table. You could also stand in a corner, as corners of most buildings are sturdier. If you are outdoors try to locate in an open area away from trees, power lines, and walls. If you are traveling in a vehicle, stop a good distance away from overpasses/underpasses trees, and power lines. If you are in a high rise building stay away from the windows, and elevators, and practice the "Drop, Cover, and Hold" method.
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