Trying to figure out why the Web almost came to a standstill early Tuesday and Wednesday? Wonder no more. It's the quake with a magnitude 7.1 that rocked southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The BBC reported that telecommunications across Asia were severely disrupted. Undersea cables near Taiwan were damaged, causing major communication disruptions in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, China and Southeast Asian countries.
Internet connections were greatly affected. Be warned of slow Internet access in the next few days.