For earthquake safety your emergency supplies should include enough non perishable food for the whole family to last several days. Stay away from windows, bookcases, file cabinets, heavy mirrors, and other heavy objects that could fall. Duck under a desk or sturdy table. Watch for falling plaster or ceiling tiles. Stay undercover until the shaking stops, and hold onto your cover. After an earthquake has occurred, there will usually be aftershocks of varying magnitude. Prepare for them by taking a moment to decide where you would take cover if they occur.