Really? Errors in “one of our systems” at Google caused issues to be felt across North America? And it was because something was rerouted over to Asia instead? Yeah, that doesn’t sound both scary and suspicious for multiple reasons.
Some web traffic? You mean some web traffic in the US or some web traffic worldwide? There’s a big difference there, especially if you live in an area that was, in fact, fully affected, not just “somewhat” affected.