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How you protect yourself when an earthquake hits might be all wrong

How you protect yourself when an earthquake hits might be all wrong

Your well-rehearsed earthquake response plan could be all wrong.

Sure, you might know “drop, cover and hold on” by heart. But earthquake safety experts are revising their graphics for what to do in an earthquake.

They fear the public may have missed key points on what to do in most situations when the shaking starts. 

So, as California held its annual statewide “ShakeOut” earthquake drill Thursday, let’s go through the changes, and I’ll add some helpful tips throughout.

Tip 1: Drop wherever you are. Don’t try to run three doors down to find a desk.

If you’re sitting at a desk, great: Get...

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