2. Cover yourself and wait for it to pass!
If you immediately go to your knees and elbows before the earthquake pushes you down, you can usually defend yourself. One of the better positions for preventing falls while still allowing you to maneuver if necessary is this one.
After that, tuck your head and neck under a strong desk or table. If a shelter isn’t available, crouch down close to an interior wall or a piece of low-lying furniture that won’t fall on you, and protect your head and neck with your arms and hands.
Please stay still until the earthquake stops! And, if the location where you’re hiding is no longer stable, be ready to move as soon as possible.