In your home, school or workplace, learn and practise the safety position which you should adopt in an earthquake. This is called Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Drop down low to make yourself small. Then cover your head and neck with your arms. These two actions will help to protect you from falling objects. If there is strong furniture nearby such as a table, hold on to it. This will also help to protect you. Once you have assumed this safety position, stay where you are until the shaking stops.