In times of disaster, the myth you hear the most might be the first thing that comes to a panicked mind. Unfortunately, it’s still a myth. We’ve all heard that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake, as it lessens the chance of being hit by something falling. Unless you’re an adobe structure with no reinforcement (and you’re probably not), this is complete myth. In most houses, a doorway is no stronger than the rest of the house, and it exposes you to falling and flying objects.