Well, we've been struck by crazy storms, Mt. Etna had some kind of eruption (granted, it's been four years since the last big one, even a small one is needed)... the weather is weird.
I was rather shocked to hear about the tsunami. So many people have died in the last few years due to earthquakes and tsunami and the like, and now, on top of all the killing going on elsewhere, even more die. I mean, if it's population control, does nature have to do it so.... fast?