Many recent earthquakes have vindicated the practice of getting under sturdy furniture during earthquake shaking.
Here are a few newspaper reports which show the importance of Drop Cover Hold.
Following the recent Earthquakes, the MISINFORMATION about the Triangle of Life is back in circulation. It is important that everyone understands that this is dangerous, misleading information. Please find below a few links which reiterate the importance of Drop Cover Hold.
American Red Cross response to “Triangle of Life”
Worse Than Urban Legend: Dangerous Advice! And Now For Some Good Advice For Earthquake Safety
Appropriate and Correct Reactions During Earthquakes: “Drop Cover And Hold On” or “Triangle of Life”
Please read an extract from emails written by Dr. Marla Patel of Risk Red and Ana-Marie Jones, Executive Director CARD (Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters) on dangers of following Triangle of Life.
Drop Cover and Hold still the best advice – as described by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (CDEM), New Zealand. Please read this document as published in the Prevention web.