Earth Quake hit on Second Anniversary of Tsunami in Southern Taiwan ?

@arunk7319 (1282)
India
December 27, 2006 3:13am CST
Dear Friends, R u aware or experienced major under sea earth quote which struck Souther Taiwan on the second anniversary of Tsunami ( Tue-26/12/2006 ) with a magnitude of 7.1. The damages seems to be minor as per today morning news, but we will able to see the details later. We in India had major problems with Internet Links, all cable system passing through Taiwan was disturbed and damaged. Our internet cable routing system was routed through USA. Your comments.
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@serenetee (380)
• Singapore
28 Dec 06
It is very unfortunate that some countries are prone to earthquakes. In this case, there are several casualties and a tough time for Taiwan. I gave up on internet yesterday because the connection was so slow. I was quite disappointed when it was announced that things will remain that way for 3 weeks. I was delighted when I logged on my computer this morning and found that the speed was back to normal. How did they do it, I wonder.
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@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
28 Dec 06
You country has luck that your internet connection has restored to normal, but in India our ISP has not given any assurances till now. Still it is very slow. But whatever it is, our heartly condolence for the ppl who have lost their lives in the earthquake. In asia-pacific Indonesia, Taiwan, Andaman all these places have constant earth quakes.
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
we had internet interruption too. its not really that big but it was noticeable. the connection is also slow too. but now we're running on some backup so its really fixed for now.
• United States
28 Dec 06
I am glad that you posted this since here in the US, I had not watched the news today. I hope that everyone in that part of the world is well and safe from the quake
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@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
I also heard that in the news that a eartquake hit the Taiwan and other country on the same date that Tsunami occur.
@alchemistrx (2569)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
Yes,very much aware of it because It was reported in the news and and people on the northern tip of Philippines experienced a quake of magnitude of 5.4 and the people were scared because of the probability of a Tsunami but the phivolcs(the ones monitoring earthquakes here in our country) assured them it was just an earthquake and there was no tsunami and they could come back to her homes since the police ordered the residents to evacuate upon hearing that report.
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
internet connection here in the philippines are affected, either cannot find server or too slow.. fortunately no earthquake here in manila..thank god..
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@HimArticles (1138)
• India
28 Dec 06
Yes, it that was very high (7.1) in the rector scale. There is another bed new for Indonesians where this Earth Quake claim 22 live and dozens of house destroyed in the quack. My sympathy for these people.
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@louj1985 (58)
• Australia
28 Dec 06
yes i am aware of last the earthquake last Tuesday. my personal broadband connection was affected, at first i was very furious at my ISP... but i later found out it was a bigger issue when i went to work and our online systems were having problems.
• India
28 Dec 06
since i am indian i came to know that internet links got damaged.once we saw the attact of nature on us before 2 two and how terrible it is.so let us all pray god that everyone should b safe.this is the big disaster we faced earlier so we know the pain of it.
@Crostini (321)
27 Dec 06
never heard that before.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 06
I think we are experiencing the network issue and the whole internet connection is down too. Now i have to use my company network to continue mylot discussion and posting. Too bad, but i really hope there is no casualty in this disaster.
@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
27 Dec 06
Yes, here in India from morning 01:30 am till 01:45 pm, the link was totally fluctuating and our isp was able to give us a very normal link of high latency only from 2:00 pm today. They have not committed upon the complete resttorations time, as per the information received from network authorities of taiwan, it may take around 2-3 weeks for complete restoration. I feel that the internet consortium has to look for alternate routes connecting asia-pac, now they are purely depend on hk-links. Thanks for your post.
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
even at work..connection's been pretty bad..
@boeyong (256)
• Malaysia
28 Dec 06
No only you, but me in Kuala Lumpur as well as many other friends I called has no internet connection for nearly 10 hours and only intermittently after that. We couldn't get to most US sites, including YAHOO! and MSN.
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
yes it is true, we cannot connect at yahoo. but mylot is still connected, but a bit slow..
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• India
27 Dec 06
ur discussion is so informative but from two days i am not well that i never be online or watch television . sorry
@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
27 Dec 06
Thanks for your post, we really new this only when we had problem with our Internet Link to Korea. We reported our ISP (Sify) in the morning and they also tried a lot and after 30 mts gave us a news that Due to heavy underwater earth quake measuring a magnitude of 7.2 ritcher in Taiwan all the communition links connecting asia-pacific was disturbed. I think there us some thing wrong with 26 ( 2 + 6 = 8, "D I S A S T E R" ).
@thediesel (288)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
Internet connection here in the Philippines are also affected. Underwater internet transmission lines here are damaged. But now 95% of the internet connection are restored.
@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
27 Dec 06
Is it restored, my god in India we are depending on Taiwan for various asia-pacific links, still our ISP reports that only top customers are routed rest all are still in the pipe-line waiting for best path. Your country is so-fast. Thanks for your nation and thanks a lot for the team involved in Internet restoration.
@casper20 (1465)
• India
27 Dec 06
yes,actually in the southern parts of india there was an earthquake .it was a mild one.but many people in my native place felt it.it was early morning(indian time) so i didn't know that,but my mother told me about it.it is strange,almost the same time it is repeating.i pray to god that the disaster may not repeat itself.
@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
27 Dec 06
Oh my god, it is really miraculas that the tremor is happening on the same day. There is something wrong globally even if we say it is supernatural, but still sometimes we may have to believe in this scientific world.
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@cyfernet (2385)
• United States
27 Dec 06
how can it happen the same day as the first tsunami. so strange and it's the second anniversary!
@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
27 Dec 06
I think there is astrological problem with the dates ( 25/12, 26/12) bcoz even last year Dec-2005 on this particular the Tide was very high in the shores of Tamil Nadu ( India ). The fisher men were given alert not to sail for fishing and people in the area was given alert regarding high tides. Mainly ppl leaving in the shores had sleepless nights. Even this in India (Tamil Nadu - Coastal Areas ) there was a slight change in the climate conditions, it was partly cloudy. So I think the world going towards the end.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
We got affected as well. Our company was severely crippled when we were'nt able to access the internet. It was a major problem and we had to shut down our system during the last hours of operation. I do hope nobody got hurt badly.
@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
27 Dec 06
We heard in the news that Philipines had tsunami alert an later it was withdraw. Almost all the links connected to asia-pacific regions was affected (As per the information from our ISP). Today nearly for 6-7 hrs no internet and later around 13:34 hrs we were connected with very high latency delayed. We have received any news from our ISP regarding the restoraion of the Taiwan links.
@Hamlet333 (724)
• Pakistan
28 Dec 06
VERY STRANGE...I didn't know abt this.
@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
27 Dec 06
Oh my god this is really bad to hear These are the things you can never help on Where do you live in india buddy? Where did it happen
@crazy_me (588)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
I am aware of this. My ISP's submarine cable in Taiwan was damaged by the tsunami. That is why I am having a hard time connecting to most international websites. My internet connection is also very slow. But that is of course nothing as compared to what Taiwan is experiencing now. So I just hope there will be no more shockwaves. I also hope Taiwan will recover fast.