We’ve all heard the phrase “Drop, hold, and cover!” The first thing you should do in an earthquake is following these steps: Move very carefully to the closest and safest place, get under a large sturdy object, and cover your head and eyes. You want to avoid the possibility of getting hit by falling objects or stepping onto broken glass, so be very careful as you move around. Stay away from windows, shelving units, and anything hanging on the walls. If you are unsure about the situation outside, stay where you are, get on the ground, and cover your head. If the earthquake begins while you are outside, find a safe place away from power lines, streetlights, trees, and buildings. Crouch down and remain stationary until the earthquake ends. If an earthquake begins while you are driving, pull over to a safe location, stop the car fully, and remain stationary with your seatbelt on until the earthquake is over.