Internet Outages Timelines and Events in 2022

We recently added timeline support to our Outage World map–clicking on an outage bubble pops up a window with a sparkline (a small graph) showing maximum outages on each data for the current quarter, and clicking on the “daily timeline” tab shows outages for the current 24 hours. These graphs help provide context for how long an outage lasts, and if there were other outages the same quarter.

As an example, here is a major outage effecting most of central and southern Mexico on 2022-01-05. The timeline of Mexico City shows how unusual this outage was:

Some other big outages in 2022 include this big outage in Italy on April 27 from 18:00 to 23:59:

and in southwest Florida on April 24 at 3:15pm Eastern Time (that’s 2022-04-24t19:15Z) that was confirmed as a fiber cut:

Thanks to Erica Stutz for adding timelines to the outage code (as a follow on to her work on Covid-19 Work-from-Home visualization) and to Yuri Pradkin for spotting these events.