By location, we mean, in this instance, communicating with others.
If you aren’t with the people who matter to you when an earthquake happens, it’s natural to want to contact them to find out if they are ok. Don’t, please, make cell phone calls, they quickly overload the networks and use up your phone battery. Text instead, it’s cheaper and will preserve your battery life.
If possible, have an analogue phone (one that doesn’t rely on electricity to function) for use in any kind of power outage.
Information will be provided from government agencies via the radio, so make sure you have one and some back up batteries so your are able to listen to up-to-the-minute information and advice.
Find out who your neighbourhood Civil Defence Liaison person is, contact them for advice specific to your area, such as emergency meeting places and potential threats in your area – for example, if you live by the coast, your most immediate concern may be the threat of a tsunami, or if you live in a rural area it may be flooding rivers, or rockfalls. Each area will have specific concerns and your Civil Defence person will know what these are and what to do after an earthquake.