Natural disasters pose a major threat to the US, perhaps even more than a political threat, because the former cannot be controlled for the most part, and if such were to happen at a politically unstable time, the results could be disastrous. According to a recent report from the Charlotte Observer, five earthquakes hit the Carolinas and Tennessee in less than fifteen hours.
At least five earthquakes reaching up to 2.4 magnitude rattled the Carolinas and Tennessee within 24 hours, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
The other quakes ranged from 1.7 to 2.2 magnitude, according to the USGS.
The series of quakes began around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in Mulberry, North Carolina, the USGS reported. More followed over the next several hours, with the most recent one striking around 8 a.m. Monday.
The largest 2.4 quake hit around 11 p.m. near Centerville, South Carolina — about 30 miles southwest of Greenville, according to the USGS. At least 480 people, some as far as 300 miles away in Georgia, reported feeling the tremor to the agency. (source)
Could this be a sign of more earthquakes in the region? It is possible, but the main to watch is if one starts seeing them near the Mississippi river region or near Yellowstone, as there are major inland fault lines in those regions that pose a direct threat to the country.