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Eta strengthens into category 3 hurricane: NHC

Hurricane Eta is seen churning in the Caribbean Sea toward Nicaragua in this satellite image taken November 2, 2020 over the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Eta has strengthened into a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale and is forecast to make landfall in Nicaragua on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

The hurricane is located about 105 miles (170 km) east-northeast of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, packing maximum sustained winds of 120 miles (195 km) per hour.

Reporting by Sumita Layek in Bengaluru

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