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Why is it a bad idea to go stand in a doorway during an earthquake?

While that used to be standard procedure, experts now say you’re less likely to get injured if you simply drop, cover your head and dive under a piece of heavy furniture. In the time it takes you to run to a doorway, you expose yourself to potential injury from falling objects.

Here are more myths about how to react during disasters, and the latest advice.

Last updated: May. 23, 2012