Update — 4 p.m.

Google says it has fixed an error which put about 6 million Gmail users in the dark Tuesday afternoon for about an hour.

According to the computer conglomerate, the outage affected less than 2 percent of users, though there was no discernible geographic pattern.

Gmail has more than 350 million active users.

Original story

According to multiple reports, scattered outages of Gmail, Google’s email service, are going on.

CNET reports that Google is investigating the outage, but has not determined a cause.

“We’re investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. We will provide more information shortly,” Google said in a statement today.

The Google Apps Status Dashboard confirms a “service disruption” of the email service.

Many users are getting the following message when they try to log-on:

We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes.

Apps like Google Docs and Google+ are also down for the users who are unable to access Gmail.

The issue does not appear to be Geographic, as scattered users in the Boston area report outages, while others say they have no issues at all.

We will bring you more as this story develops.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at guilfoil.j@blastmagazine.com. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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