What is the "Triangle of Life" and is it legitimate?

The "Triangle of Life" is a misguided idea about the best location a person should try to occupy during an earthquake. Based on observations of an earthquake in Turkey, the idea doesn't apply to buildings constructed within the United States.

Drop, cover, and hold under a table or desk is still the best recommendation, according to the American Red Cross.

Learn more:

American Red Cross response to "Triangle of Life" claims

Southern California Earthquake Center

Earthquake Country Alliance

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Image: Students Conduct Earthquake Preparedness Drill
October 18, 2012

Students participate in the Great Southeast ShakeOut earthquake drill at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, Virginia. They are conducting the "drop, cover and hold on" safety procedure.