Another fiber cut near Taiwan ? due to Typhoon Morakot ?
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
On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Ethern M., Lin <ethern at ascc.net> wrote:
> 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.
> Ethern Lin <ethern at ascc.net>
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> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:14 PM, Ken Gilmour<ken.gilmour at gmail.com>
> > 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:
> >>> At that time the cause was a cable fault somewhere in/near Japan, but
> >>> 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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