I am a native Californian so yes. In fact when I was in elementary school we use to have drills in what to do in the event of an earthquake. Basically it was crawl under the desk and pull your knees to your chest . I remember several but one was when I was working in an office with glass partitions. No body wants to be the first under the desk. Others will casually find a doorway to stand in.
I also experienced one in Turkey whilst on vacation there. As in California, it comes with the territory and the hotel staff didn't seem concerned.