MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Amanda has formed over the eastern Pacific Ocean, though the storm poses no threat to land and remains far offshore.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Amanda had maximum sustained winds of 64 kph late Friday morning. It was centred about 998 kilometres south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was moving west-northwest at 8 kph.

Forecasters say additional strengthening is expected in the next couple of days.