1. Take Cover
Assess every room you spend time in and pick the spot that's likely to be safest in a quake. For instance, if your office has a very sturdy desk, you might want to follow the classic "duck, cover, and hold" advice by diving under the desk and holding on to its legs. Stay there until the shaking stops. Don't take shelter under flimsy desks and tables. The ceiling could collapse on them, turning the "shelter" into a human deadfall trap.