So, we in Los Angeles and Orange County has just experienced an earthquake--no big deal. After the event, some co-workers of mine told us that taking cover under the desk was not the right thing to do during an earthquake. Instead, they suggested laying low next to cubicle panel.
Their reasoning was that if you're under the desk, if something fall on top of the desk, the desk could collapse and you're crushed.
If you're next to cubicle panel, the object will hit the top of the panel first and end up falling away from the panel.
Now, my co-workers couldn't really cite their sources but they said the study/observation was done by those countries that have frequent eartquakes like Japan, etc. Google so far returned nothing but to take cover under the table.
What do you say?