NetBlocks

The Internet's Observatory: Tracking network disruptions and shutdowns • tools and policy for change • bridging the digital divide • https://netblocks.org

⚠️ Update: Real-time network data show that internet and power outages in the US have intensified amid extreme cold conditions affecting multiple states, with Tennessee’s connectivity at 88% of ordinary levels after imposing its first rolling blackouts in 90 years ❄️📉

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⚠️ Confirmed: Internet connectivity has declined in several US states amid a 'bomb cyclone' blizzard and some of the coldest temperatures on record in a generation; real-time metrics show high impact to eastern states corresponding to widespread power outages ❄️📉

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ℹ️ Note: Metrics show that internet connectivity in and around Humboldt County, #California including Eureka have been impacted by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, with power and network outages ongoing for several hours

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⚠️ Update: Internet connectivity and power supply remain significantly diminished in and around #Kyiv, #Ukraine after 'kamikaze' UAV attacks by Russia on 19 Dec. targeting energy infrastructure; authorities report capacity down to 50% ⚡️📉 📰 Background: https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-disruptions-registered-as-russia-moves-in-on-ukraine-W80p4k8K

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⚠️ Confirmed: Metrics indicate that internet connectivity has been disrupted for two days in and around #Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, #Iran, corroborating user reports of curfew-style cuts during strikes over the death of #MahsaAmini 📰 Background: https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-disrupted-in-iran-amid-protests-over-death-of-mahsa-amini-X8qVEwAD

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⚠️ Confirmed: Metrics show a decline in connectivity, and by proxy energy supply, in and around #Kyiv, #Ukraine, following reported overnight Russian 'kamikaze' UAV drone attacks targeting civilian critical infrastructure 📉 📰 Background: https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-disruptions-registered-as-russia-moves-in-on-ukraine-W80p4k8K

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ℹ️ Metrics show that today's Russian missile attacks have resulted in a loss of connectivity/power in multiple regions of #Ukraine, with authorities reporting nine energy generation facilities damaged as a result of today's attack with 76 missiles counted at the last update.

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⚠️ Confirmed: Network data show a significant disruption to internet connectivity in #Ukraine corresponding to power cuts amid new Russian missile attacks targeting critical infrastructure; national connectivity is at 68% of previous levels 📰 Background: https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-disruptions-registered-as-russia-moves-in-on-ukraine-W80p4k8K

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⚠️ Confirmed: Metrics show that social video service TikTok has been restricted in #Jordan on multiple internet providers; the incident comes amid protests over high fuel prices that have spread to several cities across the kingdom 📰 Report: https://netblocks.org/reports/tiktok-restricted-in-jordan-amid-fuel-price-protests-gBLJVp84

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⚠️ Confirmed: Metrics show a disruption to internet connectivity in and around Sanandaj, #Kurdistan Province in #Iran on 8 December; the ~7 hour incident comes amid the killing of #HoumanAbdollahi and protests over the execution of #MohsenShekari 📰 Background: https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-disrupted-in-iran-amid-protests-over-death-of-mahsa-amini-X8qVEwAD

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⚠️ Confirmed: Metrics show that #Ukraine's connectivity has been impacted in multiple regions amid new Russian missile attacks on Monday morning, with authorities also implementing emergency shutdowns to relieve the grid 📉 📰 Background: https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-disruptions-registered-as-russia-moves-in-on-ukraine-W80p4k8K

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ℹ️ Confirmed: Metrics show that internet connectivity remains significantly disrupted in Moore County, North Carolina, after an armed attack on electrical substations knocked out power in the area; authorities have declared a countywide state of emergency ⚡️📉

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ℹ️ Confirmed: Real-time network data show an internet disruption impacting multiple countries; the incident is consistent with a subsea cable cut 📉

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ℹ️ Update: Metrics indicate that connectivity and power are now largely restored in parts of Montgomery County, #Maryland, impacted by outages after a light airplane crashed into an electricity transmission tower; efforts continue to rescue the stranded pilot and passenger 📈

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⚠️ Confirmed: Metrics show that internet connectivity has significantly declined in parts of #Maryland after a light aircraft crashed into power transmission towers; authorities report tens of thousands of homes without electricity after the incident ⚡️📉

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ℹ️ Update: Internet connectivity levels are rising in #Ukraine, corroborating Ukrenergo's statements on works to repair key infrastructure. However, networks remain degraded after Russia's targeting of energy supply, with much of Kyiv under blackout. 📰 Report: https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-disruptions-registered-as-russia-moves-in-on-ukraine-W80p4k8K

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⚠️ Confirmed: Internet connectivity in #Kenya has collapsed amid reports of a nation-scale power outage; real-time network data show national connectivity is now at 55% of ordinary levels; power supply has been lost due to a system disturbance per authorities ⚡️📉

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ℹ️ Update: Metrics show that internet connectivity has been largely restored in #Düzce, northwestern #Turkey, some 13 hours after a strong earthquake resulted in power cuts and telecoms outages with tremors felt in Istanbul and across the region

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⚠️ Update: Metrics show that the ongoing Russian missile attack on #Ukraine's energy infrastructure has impacted most regions, with remaining active nuclear power plants Khmelnytskyi, Rivne and South Ukraine disconnected from the grid amid shelling and emergency shutdowns 📉 📰 Report: https://netblocks.org/reports/internet-disruptions-registered-as-russia-moves-in-on-ukraine-W80p4k8K

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