Collectibles, pottery objects, and lamps can become deadly projectiles. Move heavy items and breakables to lower shelves. Use either hook and loop fasteners on the table and object, or non-damaging adhesives such as earthquake putty, clear quake gel, or microcrystalline wax to secure breakables in place.
Source: SPAN Disaster Services, Inc.
In addition to causing injuries, damage to your more delicate items like knickknacks, Grandmother’s china, or crystal vases can be both a financial and an emotional loss. This is preventable. If you chose products like Quake Hold™ or Museum Wax™ to secure your items, they are available at many hardware stores.