Where do you want to be during an earthquake?
In respect to this, where is the safest place to be during an earthquake?
From this came the belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects. Get under a table instead. Don't run outside.
Also Know, is it better to be upstairs or downstairs during an earthquake? In major earthquakes, it is usually safer upstairs than being on ground level. It can be dangerous trying to run hastily downstairs. First of all, calm down and look around before you do anything.
Similarly one may ask, is it better to be on the top or bottom floor during an earthquake?
you should know that, very generally speaking, the higher floors tend to sway more in quakes than lower floors, rather like inverted pendulums.
Where do you go during an earthquake?
If you are indoors during an earthquake
- DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
- Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as lighting fixtures or furniture.