It's pretty much inevitable whenever there is a large earthquake somewhere in the world that an email will do the rounds about the so-called "Triangle of Life" as promoted by a man named Doug Copp.
The man himself is a fraud, and his theories have been discredited the world over, and are downright dangerous, so if you are guilty of forwarding that email to everyone you know, can you please also forward the links below - it will help save their lives.
This one is from the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management:
And this links to an interesting dissection of the main points - http://www.earthquakecountry.info/dropcoverholdon/Petal_on_Copp.pdf
Drop, cover & hold is still the best advice.