SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Forecasters said Hurricane Gil, upgraded from a tropical storm, has now developed in the Pacific Ocean, far off of California.

The National Hurricane Center said maximum sustained winds Wednesday afternoon were 75 mph, although it posed no threat to land.

The center of the hurricane was about 935 miles southwest of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, off the southern tip of California.

There were no coastal warnings or watches in place on Wednesday.

The hurricane is moving at 12 mph and was expected to strengthen as it headed farther out to sea.

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