Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Communications cut off after powerful earthquake strikes southern Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP): A strong earthquake at 3.45am off Taiwan's southern coast damaged undersea cables, cutting off phone and Internet service Wednesday to parts of China, South Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia and the United States, companies said. The temblor killed two people.

Repairing the cables harmed by Tuesday's 6.7-magnitude quake could take three weeks but "quality will improve day by day,'' said Lin Jen-hung, vice general manager of Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan's largest phone company.

The company said damage to a cable off Taiwan's southern coast has interrupted 98 percent of Taiwan's communications capacity with Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong.

The damaged lines knocked out Internet service for some Hong Kong customers, who were unable to access Web sites in parts of Asia and the U.S.

***** I couldn't and still can't access pages like and *****
So I'm posting my blog here to let all of you know that I'll get back to your mails and comments as soon as everything goes okay. [:

Let's hope and pray that the quake did not kill more people and the prediction of a future tsunami to hit the coast of Phillipines caused by this quake won't happen.

Take care all of you. <3

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