Christmas Island in New Zealand was reportedly not hit by any earthquake after local time 6 P.M., even as Harold Camping of the U.S.-based Christian group, Family Radio, had proclaimed that Earthquakes would sweep across the earth, first starting in New Zealand.
However, what adds to the ongoing hoopla about the end of the world in 2011, is the 4.9 magnitude earthquake recorded 1305 kilometers (810 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand in the south of Fiji Islands on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 06:31:52 PM at epicenter, the U.S. Geological Survey updated on its official site.
“This event has been reviewed by a seismologist,” USGS said, asking locals to report shaking and damage at their location.
Fiji Islands’ quake is not the only recorded around the time which Harold predicted to be the May 21 doomsday 7,000 years after Noah’s floods.
National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) has issued a list of current worldwide earthquakes recorded on May 21 across 11 more places in the world, sparking fury over Camping's prediction.
The places where quake was observed include Honshu east coast in Japan (M4.6) , Island of Hawaii (M3.0), Solomon Islands (M4.8), Andreanof Islands in Alaska (M2.8), South of Panama (M4.5), Maui region in Hawaii (M2.9), Peru-Ecuador border region (M 4.6), Channel Islands region in California (M3.7), South Sandwich Islands region (recorded twice at M5.1 and M5.9) and Southeastern Alaska (M2.6).