Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Inconveniences Caused by the Taiwan Earthquake

Many of you may have heard of the 7.2 scale earthquake that shook Taiwan some days back. While natural disasters have become common today, normal consumers who use the Internet medium may have noticed some connection problems, particularly that of Asia. While people may ask why in the world they would be affected, this is because of connections.

The Internet covers a wide network, and hence, if one point of the network would have problems, the result is an overall affect with regards to connection speed. There are usually pointed out as gateways or slingshot points where connections travel at any part of the world. And thanks to the earthquake a lot of underground cables as the undersea earthquake off the coast of Taiwan disrupted most communications, including mobile networks.

For the past days prior to the entry of the 2007 New Year, connections have been slowly restored and going back to normal. For people who love to download and access the web, such would be noticeable. Hence, the next time you see on the news why most Internet connections are lousy, thank natural phenomenon as the earthquake that shook Taiwan for it.

Taiwan Earthquake 2006

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