posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:13 PM
I've got a question for you. I know I've read this somewhere, maybe here, but I may not have it exactly right so please correct me if I'm off.
Earthquake drills at schools usually consist of getting the kids to the hallways where they face the walls with there hands covering their heads or
they are told to get under their desks. This seems wrong to me.
Now I could have sworn I read its been proven that in an earthquake the percentage of kids who lived were the ones who DID NOT go to the hallways or
under their desks where steel beams and concrete will fall and crush the desk and the child.
If you're inside you want to be in between pieces of furniture or up against a piece of heavy furniture because when things collapse from above you
want to be in the pocket between the furniture and the floor not under it to allow the furniture to take the brunt of the falling debris. Sure some
lightweight roofing may fall on you but the heavier larger items like concrete and steel beams could fall landing on the desks around you and
hopefully leaving the small pocket your in. Even if a steel beam crushes the desk your up against there would be a slightly higher chance of that
pocket being there, albeit possibly just a few inches, it could still make a difference between life and death.
This would give much better odds for survival I'd think. If this is correct then many people are not aware of this.
[edit on 29-6-2010 by Bachrk]