Eta was a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall on Tuesday in Nicaragua, reaching a maximum of 150 miles per hour at a time. Since Wednesday morning, however, Eta has declined to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as its center crosses the mainland, according to the Center’s 7am update. National Storm. The hurricane remains at a crawl speed of 8 mph and is 90 miles west of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. The compact hurricane has a hurricane tropical wind that reaches 115 miles.