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. Hurricane Javier strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast
MEXICO CITY (AFP) Sep 14, 2004
Hurricane Javier strengthened as it churned off Mexico's Pacific coast Monday, with winds at 195 kilometers (120 miles) per hour, the national weather service said.

Javier was spotted 455 kilometers (280 miles) southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, in western Mexico, traveling at 17 kilometers (10 miles) per hour.

Meanwhile, deadly Hurricane Ivan threatened Mexico's Gulf coast, located 220 kilometers (145 miles) east of Cancun, after killing 69 people as it tore through the Caribbean.

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