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June 12, 2014
This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite photo taken by GOES-13 at 1445Z on June 12, 2014 shows Hurricane Cristina. The storm strengthened into a powerful category four storm Thursday , but remained well off Mexico's Pacific coast, US forecasters said. At 1230 GMT, Cristina had maximum sustained winds of nearly 145 miles (230 kilometers) per hour and was centered 250 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, the US National Hurricane Center(NHC) said. The storm was moving toward the northwest at around eight miles per hour, according to the Miami-based NHC.