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He Hurricane Epsilon it remains with maximum winds below 150 kilometers in its course towards the northwest of the Atlantic Ocean and after passing through the east of the Bermuda Islands this Thursday without touching them, but leaving rain and dangerous waves.

In his journey through the open sea, the 10th hurricane of the current Atlantic hurricane season It was located at (00.00 GMT) 310 km east of Bermuda.

Its maximum sustained winds marked 140 km / h at that timeTherefore, it occupies category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which classifies tropical cyclones with a maximum of 5 according to the intensity of their winds.

Epsilon travels at 15 km / h without posing any threat to the coasts of the United States and Canada, according to a graphic provided by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), of the United States.

The center of the hurricane will continue to pass east of Bermuda tonight and early this Saturday a movement to the north is expected, with another faster to the northeast that same day in the afternoon, according to the NHC.

The center of the hurricane reached category 3 this Wednesday, with maximum winds of 185 km / h, but it is not forecast to strengthen again in the future.

Hurricane force winds extend up to 30 km from the center and tropical storm force winds (weaker and affect Bermuda) up to 390 km.

With Epsilon, there are ten hurricanes formed this seasonThe largest of whom was Laura, who made landfall in Louisiana in late August and caused at least 77 deaths and $ 14.1 billion in damage throughout her journey.

The previous Epsilon hurricane, Delta, also made landfall in Louisiana, in this case on October 9.

This Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends on November 30, is the second most active in recorded history. Only in 2005 were more storms and hurricanes recorded.

Epsilon is the name of a letter in the Greek alphabet. Greek letters are used to name storms and hurricanes when the list of 21 names that the International Meteorological Organization draws up for each hurricane season is exhausted.

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