An extremely rapid decline in the stock market is called a flash crash. Such a decline occurred on May 6, 2010, at the United States stock market. In the flash crash, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged about 900 points. However, it recovered those losses within minutes. It is also known as the May 6, 2010 Flash Crash, The Crash of 2:45 or 2010 Flash Crash.