Department of Homeland Security and Education appealed to millions of people living in the central states of America, so that they took part in preparation of a possible earthquake.
The event, entitled "The Great Central American shake" Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Secretary of the Department of Education Arne Duncan addressed the areas of the Midwest that can survive an earthquake along the New Madrid fault line.
According to the website dedicated to the event, more than 2.5 million people have agreed to take part in the training, during which they will learn how to react in case of an earthquake.
Participants were told that we should lie on the ground, to find shelter under something sturdy like a board or table, and wait for the shaking stops.
"It is important that all members of organizations to act in emergency situations, including here and the federal government, state and local governments, and the private sector and the public — they were all ready," said Napolitano.
"Skills on how to protect themselves and their loved ones in the event of an earthquake or any other disaster, are vital — and we plan to work with schools, colleges and our other partners in strengthening the preparedness of communities across the United States," she said.
Almost 200 years ago a series of earthquakes that took place through the New Madrid fault in the entire territory of the United States has led to the destruction and decline.