Actually nothing has gotten worse or more numerous. Its that the media loves to make big huge deals about a lot of things and make them seem way more dangerous then they need be. Like when the tsunami hit Hawaii yesterday. All that happened was some violent water. And Chile has had large earthquakes a lot before. This one just happened to be the 5th largest in recorded history. But still I'm glad nobody so far has on here has been hurt yet. And hats off to Chile for taking this catastrophe by the decepticles and not asking for foreign aid.