Another fiber cut near Taiwan ? due to Typhoon Morakot ?

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Wed Aug 12 12:37:48 CDT 2009


Some further press on it :
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136558/Update_Asian_undersea_cable_disruption_slows_Internet_access
http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/communications/0,39044192,62056838,00.htm

In the past hour we've seen latency and packet loss return to almost normal
(we were seeing ~40% loss for a few hours) across multiple providers, so I'm
guessing something has been done to re-route traffic.

  Scott.


On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 9:05 AM, Ethern M., Lin <ethern at ascc.net> wrote:

> Latest news:
>
> The typhoon Morakot cause rare debris flow under sea and damage many
> cable systems at southern Taiwan more than earthquake at 2005/12/25.
>
> Announced by CHT, Chunghwa telecom:
>
>
> http://english.cna.com.tw/ReadNews/Detail.aspx?pSearchDate=&pNewsID=200908120038&pType1=ED&pType0=xEMST&pTypeSel=0
>
> cheers,
> Ethern
>
> =============================
> Ethern Lin <ethern at ascc.net>
> Network Division
> Computing Center, ACADEMIA SINICA
> Phone: +886-2-2789-9953
> Fax  : +886-2-2783-6444
> =============================
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Ethern M., Lin<ethern at ascc.net> wrote:
> > Actually I can't tell you more about this. I am just have this info
> > from my IPLC provider, and its just a gossip, not formal one as I
> > mention.<grin>
> >
> > Its just happened that one cable system down on 8/9, the exact day of
> > typhoon attacked Taiwan quite badly.
> >
> > Maybe someone can share more detailed info and we can wait for more info
> later.
> >
> > cheers,
> > Ethern
> >
> >> 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
> >>>
> >>> =============================
> >>> Ethern Lin <ethern at ascc.net>
> >>> Network Division
> >>> Computing Center, ACADEMIA SINICA
> >>> Phone: +886-2-2789-9953
> >>> Fax  : +886-2-2783-6444
> >>> =============================
> >>>
> >>>
> >
>
>



More information about the NANOG mailing list