HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 3 (ACN) The Institute of Meteorology reports that during Monday, hurricane Eta intensified rapidly and has reached maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts, its central pressure decreased to 948 hPa, classifying it as a 4-category hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale of a maximum of five.
At six o'clock of Monday afternoon, the center of Eta was estimated at 14.4 degrees North latitude and 82.6 degrees West longitude, 95 kilometers southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios, the coastal border point between Nicaragua and Honduras.
Its travel speed has decreased, now moving at 10 miles per hour in a near-west-to-southwest direction.
During Tuesday, Eta will move with similar course and decreasing its translation speed. This hurricane could receive additional strengthening before making landfall in a point in the northeastern portion of Nicaragua today.