Another fiber cut near Taiwan ? due to Typhoon Morakot ?

Dorn Hetzel dhetzel at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 09:59:43 CDT 2009


Do typhoons/hurricanes tend to damage cables in shallow water near the
landing sites, tear up the landing sites themselves, or do damage in deeper
water somehow?

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Ethern M., Lin <ethern at ascc.net> wrote:

> Update:
>
> The submarine cable down first is EAC since 8/9. FNAL down
> today(8/12). The cause might be typhone Morakot. Hongkong seems the
> most critical impact by these cable down.
>
> cheers,
> Ethern
>
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> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:14 PM, Ken Gilmour<ken.gilmour at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I just chatted to my contact in SG (over Instant Messenger) who said
> > they barely even noticed a problem. The provider is Star Hub.
> >
> > 2009/8/12 Gaurab Raj Upadhaya <gaurab at lahai.com>:
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> >> Scott Howard wrote:
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> >>> At that time the cause was a cable fault somewhere in/near Japan, but
> at
> >>> this stage I'm not sure if this is the same problem or not.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Now confirmed that APCN2, C2C and EAC are cut. also unconfirmed reports
> >> of SMW2 and SWM3 are out.  FLAG and TGN seems to be not had any issues
> >> so far.
> >>
> >> It seems at this point, the fault is more on the South China Sea and the
> >> alarms I got seem to confirm that. For the geography, see
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:South_China_Sea.jpg
> >>
> >> Circuits from Japan to SG, TH, PH are down, but not to HK. My
> >> perspective, yours may vary.
> >>
> >> - -gaurab
> >>
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