Why is there an increase in quakes and volcanoes? One possibility is that the more man (or a society) sins against God, the greater increase in quakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. This is in view of the curse that God pronounced against the ground [earth] (cf. Genesis 3:17; 2 Timothy 3:13). I don’t know if there is any correlation or not, but this is just an idea.