Hurricane Emilia strengthens to Category 4 storm in Pacific

MIAMI — 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.

Emilia is centered about 680 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph.

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

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