08/28/2014 01:47 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2014

Odds Are Good For A Major Earthquake To Rock Big Island

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Earthquakes have killed dozens of people, destroyed hundreds of homes and caused millions of dollars in damage in Hawaii.

Yet it’s hardly a top-of-mind issue for many in the islands, even with regular reminders like the magnitude 6.0 quake Sunday in Northern California.

The Napa earthquake wasn’t just a lot of spilled wine. More than 100 people were injured — three critically — and early estimates put total economic losses at more than $1 billion.

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