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NHC: Eta strengthens into category 2 hurricane near Nicaragua

(Reuters) - Eta has strengthened into a category 2 hurricane and is expected to become a major hurricane soon with life-threatening storm surge expected across portions of Central America, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

Eta is located about 140 miles (225 km) east-northeast of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 miles (175 km) per hour.

Reporting by Asha Sistla in Bengaluru

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