and actually ran the numbers showing there has been increases in earthquakes.
Wrong , there are now seismic instruments that have been placed all over the world that measure and document earthquakes to the smallest movement to the largest.
So the correct statement to make is that there are now more measurements of the earth's tectonic plate movements that are now being observed and documented.
The earth actually was more active in its pate movement in the past creating some the highest mountain ranges we see today.
The Himalayas for example, the collision of the Indian Plate with the Asian Plate 40 million years ago—pushed a former seafloor skyward, creating the Himalayan mountain range and that's why you see sea shells or a ocean floor on the top regions of this mountain range.
.....and no these sea shells aren't just laying randomly on top of the existing rock formations, the strata layer is feet deep.
Religious protagonists have said they are there by the happenstance of Noah's flood.