MIAMI — Oct 12, 2017, 5:31 AM ET

Hurricane Ophelia moving northeast in the Atlantic

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Hurricane Ophelia is moving northeastwards far out over the Atlantic Ocean.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Thursday were near 85 mph (140 kph) with some slight strengthening possible over the next day or two.

Ophelia is centered about 725 miles (1,165 kilometers) southwest of the Azores and is moving northeast near 3 mph (6 kph). The hurricane does not currently pose a threat to any land.

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  • helicohunter

    You don't think of Ireland as being vulnerable to hurricanes, but Google tells me it has been hit in the past.

  • mvogell

    Last time I went by the Azores they looked like land to me.

  • Richard Johnson

    "The hurricane does not currently pose a threat to any land."

    Except that it's aimed at Ireland as a Category 1 or tropical storm.