If you are inside a building, stay there. Avoid running outside as you may be exposed to falling debris or collapsing structures.
Avoid windows, glass, mirrors, and other breakables during the earthquake. Avoid glass injuries.
Secure heavy furniture, appliances, and other objects that may topple or become hazards during shaking. Anchor them to the wall or floor.
Contrary to common opinion, earthquake doors are not safe. Better to hide beneath heavy furniture or against interior walls.
Aftershocks may occur. If shaking continues, repeat the "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" technique.
Stay as calm as possible during the earthquake. Panicking can hinder your ability to make safe decisions and take appropriate actions.
If safe to do so, turn off gas, electricity, and water supplies to reduce the risk of fire, gas leaks, or further damage.
Follow emergency broadcasts, government orders, and keep informed. Update using a battery-powered radio or smartphone.