In order to understand periods of human history, time is marked by specific landmark moments: the stone age; the rennaissance; the age of technology. Well, many people are saying that we are living in the age of natural disasters. Hurricanes, tsunamis, and massive tornadoes are ripping apart countries all over the world. As most know, Haiti was hit by a 7.0 earthquake earlier this year. On Saturday morning an 8.8 strength earthquake struck Chile. This earthquake, 700 to 800 times stronger than the one in Haiti, affected more than 2 million people. It caused a residual tsunami which hit Hawaii and is continuing to move its way across the Pacific. We can only hope the destruction stops here.