You cannot stop earthquakes, but we can learn more, in hopes of discovering ways to protect ourselves from them. There are a few ways we could help prevent some damage of earthquakes in the future. Many buildings are constructed in areas of earthquake risk. If a building is being constructed in a city that has experienced earthquakes, new plans and building materials should be used to strengthen the building. Recently, materials like this have been invented, such as a combination of steel and rubber plates on buildings to absorb the shock of the earthquake. Another easy safety thing for earthquakes is for the government of a city to invest in a proper seismograph centre, and make sure there is always at least one person monitoring it in case of an earthquake. Simple precautions are the most effective way to minimize earthquake damage.