Tropical depression forms in Pacific

June 27, 2008 4:25:25 AM PDT
A tropical depression has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean, but the National Hurricane Center said there is currently no threat to land.The storm was located about 570 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, early Friday and about 755 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico.

The depression was moving west-northwest at about 8 mph with forecasters expecting that to continue for the next day or two.

The maximum sustained winds were near 30 mph with higher gusts.

Some strengthening was forecast and the hurricane center said early Friday that the depression could become a tropical storm in the next 24 hours.

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