Amazon was down Thursday afternoon

In a very rare instance, the Amazon website was down Thursday afternoon:

The site appears to be back up now.

Amazon’s China site — Amazon.CN — was still down even after the main US site recovered, however, according to the site IsItDownRightNow:

It was back up by 11:55 am PST.

Amazon’s cloud platform AWS, appeared to have a spike in error reports around 11 am PST:

Amazon wasn’t immediately available for comment on the unusual outage.

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through hispersonal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

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