Users around the world have just encountered problems with Google’s search engine, according to DownDetector.com. Google’s Search Engine isn’t the only service affected. The outage also affected a range of other Google products such as YouTube, Google Photos, Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Duo, etc. These services are now back up and running.
Google’s own appstatus network monitoring tool, no outage reflection. Google has yet to issue a statement about the problem. According to Downdetector – a website that checks the performance of Websites around the world, there have been more than 40,000 incidents of people reporting problems with the world’s largest search engine.
People in the UK, Australia and Singapore have also had issues with Google, which is owned by Alphabet.
The Google outage affected at least 1,338 servers globally in more than 40 countries including the US, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Israel, parts of South America, Europe and Asia Asia includes both China and Japan.
Users using the search engine received an error “502” or “500”.
“The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request”
“Please try again in 30 seconds.”
Google does not disclose the exact number of visits, but it is the most visited website on the Internet, with more than 80 billion visits per month.
Currently, Google does not comment publicly on the issue or why its services are down. However, some foreign newspapers reported that Google was shut down when an explosion at a data center in the United States injured many employees.
Three electricians were seriously injured after an “electrical incident” at a data center in Council Bluffs, in the US state of Iowa, local police and Google said in a news release. The accident happened around noon on Monday (local time) when electricians were working on a substation near the data center buildings. All three suffered severe burns from an electrical explosion.
This incident coincided with a global outage of Google, so many speculated that this was the cause of Google’s outage.
Google is generally one of the most stable sites on the internet, with only a handful of relatively brief outages recorded over the past few years. However, when a power outage occurs, the impact can be significant due to the extent to which the average internet user trusts the company’s services.