So, you have said something I didn't know, that you can feel a 3.5 as long as you are at epicenter. And DON'T run for doorframes, that is what they used to tell us, but that info is old. You want to be on the floor next to big solid counters or on the floor next to the couch, or way out in the open. But you may not have time to get outside. If the roof pancakes in you want to be next to a strong, solid object that won't smash down. An air pocket can form next to something like a couch. Whatever you do, don't crawl under a table, lest you become PANCAKOPELLI!
I read just the other day that a lot of people moved to San Diego from San Francisco after the big 1906 quake. Looking on the internet, I could find no really big ones that have hit San Diego in my lifetime. There was a 6.5 at Borrego Mtn. in 1968, which is in SD county, I can't remember it. It was at 2 a.m. The San Andreas Fault runs at an NW-SE angle from LA out into the desert. So San Diego has always been thought of as being fairly safe. In the 70's they tore down all the pretty school buildings in San Diego I had grown up in, and built very ugly, uninspiring prison-like windowless boxes. And they think kids don't care? Here in little Round Valley we have some beautiful school buildings built in the late 1980s/early 90s. If Round Valley can build pretty schools, why not "progressive" California? Our schools not only have windows, but wonder of all wonders, you can OPEN the windows!