Swirling over Pacific, Emilia is far from land.

7:02 AM, Jul 10, 2012   |    comments
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Miami, FL (AP) - Hurricane Emilia has strengthened to a Category 4 storm as it swirls over the Pacific, far from land.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 140 mph (220 kph).

Emilia is centered about 680 miles (1,095 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).

Farther west in the Pacific, Daniel has weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds near 70 mph (110 kph). Daniel is centered about 1,440 miles (2,315 kilometers) east of Hilo, Hawaii, and is moving west near 16 mph (26 kph).

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