7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of frequency' (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.
7)千萬不要走樓梯，樓梯與建築物搖晃的頻率不同（他們和建築物的主體部份分別晃動）。樓梯和大樓的結構物發生不斷地碰撞，直到樓梯發生構造問題。人在樓 梯上時，會被樓梯的台階割斷，這是很恐怖的毀傷！就算樓梯沒有倒塌，也要遠離樓梯。樓梯就像大樓的一樣會被損壞。哪怕不是因為地震而倒，還會因為承受過多 的人群而坍塌。所以，我們應該始終首先檢查樓梯的安全，甚至建築物的其他部份並沒有被損壞。
8) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible. It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.
9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles, says the author. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.
9)當發生地震時，在車內逃生的人會因路邊墜落的物體砸傷，這正是Nimitz Freeway的路上所發生的事情。San Francisco地震的無辜受害者都呆在車內。其實，他們可以簡單地離開車輛，靠近車輛坐下，或躺在車邊就可以了。所有被壓垮的車輛旁邊都有一個3英尺 高的空間，除非車輛是被物體垂直落下。
10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.