Is God to blame for this?

Agnostic journalist Kenneth Nguyen of The Age expressed his opinion on God's responsibility in the death and destruction caused by the tsunami. He could not match the idea between an all-powerful, benevolent and interventionist God with a disaster in this kind of scale, and wondered whether people's "faith" would be affected. He cleared assumed that, (1) there is nothing people have done that deserve a punishment like this (2) a loving God would not poke his finger at ordinary people who just want to get on with their ordinary lives. However, the real Biblical fact has yet again been neglected, that - No, we are not innocent, His judgement is true, and the final one would be much more difficult to bear.