Miners’ rescue among top Web events

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The rescue of Chile’s trapped miners has become one of the most-watched Web events in recent memory, according to an internet monitor.

Between 4 and 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, online news traffic grew to more than 4 million page views per minute, making the miners’ rescue the fifth most-read-about online event since Akamai’s Net Usage Index for News debuted in 2005.

The now-complete rescue of 33 miners trapped more than 2,000 feet below the ground for 69 days is topped in traffic only by World Cup matches, Wimbledon and Barack Obama’s presidential election as the top online news event.

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