Firefighters remind you that escaping injury from an earthquake is largely dependent upon doing the right thing the instant the ground begins to shake.
Following recent temblors, a chain letter has resurfaced, suggesting a "new" way to survive an earthquake; something called the "triangle of life". It sounds simple - and it would be if the advice were not just plain wrong - and potentially life threatening!
Instead, the Los Angeles Fire Department and the world's leading earthquake experts - including more than 600 scientists at leading institutions agree: When an earthquake strikes, you need to:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department