Hurricane Iselle forms in the Pacific: US forecasters

Hurricane Iselle formed in the Pacific far off the northwestern coast of Mexico and is heading west away from land, the US National Hurricane Center said Friday.

Iselle, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour), was located some 1,270 miles (2,040 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, the NHC said in its 0300 GMT bulletin.