Earthquake causing global routing issues

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#19 Earthquake causing global routing issues

Posted: 2011-03-11 09:00

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Affects: Multiple Transpacific Circuits

Service Impact:
At 5:46:24 UTC according to US Geological Survey, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake
struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, followed by a series of aftershocks
measuring greater than magnitude 6. Given the scale of the earthquake, and the
continuing seismic activity, full impact of this event is not yet known.

This disaster has had impact on some Trans-Pacific cable system as well as some
domestic fibre infrastructure in Japan. There is a high probability that traffic
traversing Trans-Pacific will be adversely impacted during peak times. There is
also likelihood that connectivity to various destinations in Japan may be
adversely impacted as well.

As this is a developing situation, at this point there is no estimated time for
resolution. We will be issuing updates as we obtain new information and the
situation clarifies itself.

Outage Reason:
International Unplanned Outage - Multiple Transpacific Circuits

Thank you for your understanding.