If you are in a coastal area and feel an earthquake, listen to the radio or TV for possible evacuation orders. Follow any orders issued by authorities without hesitation. Take your animals with you. Try to warn neighbors and assist those who might need it (elderly, disabled or very young).
Leave your stuff! Possessions can be replaced, even sentimental things. There’s no reason to put yourself at risk for objects. Never go nearer to the water to see what the tsunami looks like. Experts say if you can see the wave, you’re too close. If you are at the beach and see the water receding abnormally far, evacuate immediately! Disaster can happen before authorities have time to warn you.