[7.75] Do you know that Salih is sent by his Lord? They said: Surely we are believers in what he has been sent with
[7.76] Those who were haughty said: Surely we are deniers of what you believe in.
[7.77] So they slew the she-camel and revolted against their Lord's commandment, and they said: O Salih! bring us what you threatened us with, if you are one of the apostles.
[7.78] Then the earthquake overtook them, so they became motionless bodies in their abode.
This passage reminds me of a recent News headline where the Ayatolla Kazem Sedighi of Iran made the claim that earthquakes are caused by women who do not cover up properly and/or have extra-marital affairs.
So the question is, do you believe that natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, etc. are the results of God unleashing his anger on his minions? Or are they simply natural phenomena caused by the movement of tectonic plates and have no connection with human sins or Allah's wrath?
Please only respond to the poll if you are a Muslim, and if you do choose the fourth answer option, then please do explain why in a post.