As the clock struck 6 P.M. on May 21st local time Christmas Island, also known as Kiritimati, reported no rapture or other catastrophic events. It began a series of non-events that disproved Harold Camping's long predicted End of Days. The believed rapture is the Biblical belief that Jesus Christ will arrive in a Second Coming to carry the believers up to heaven.

As such, according to Camping's prophecy, an Earthquake would rip through the time zones in a wave as the local time hit 6 P.M. beginning with Christmas Island. However, Christmas Island as well as the rest of the New Zealand region experienced no such event. Christmas Island is in the world's farthest forward time zone, UTC+14, and the first inhabited place on Earth to experience the New year each year.

Christmas Island is a Pacific Ocean atoll in the northern Line Islands and part of the Republic of Kiribati. It is known for its coral filled shores, surfing, and bone fishing. Its name is derived from its Christmas Eve discovery by Captain James Cook in 1777. This is not the first of the famed broadcaster's failed predictions. Camping previously predicted a similar Judgment Day apocalyptic event in 1994.