Earthquake damages China's network

Updated: 2006-12-28 11:08

Taiwan earthquake damaged telecommunication cables linking the Chinese mainland, disconnecting users with overseas Websites like MSN service, China Netcom said on Tuesday.

Two people were killed and 42 injured when three buildings collapsed in earthquakes hit southern Taiwan Province yesterday, which also damaged at least six undersea telecommunication cables, affecting users in China and South Korea.

The quake, measured at magnitude 7.2 by the the national earthquake observation network, hit the island's southern coast at 8:26pm on Tuesday.

Aftershocks through the evening in Taiwan were measured at up to magnitude 7.0 by the U.S. Geological Survey.


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