Miyazawa and Mori (2009) focused on obtaining the recorded maximum seismic intensity in Japan over the last 500 years and made comparisons to the corresponding Japanese probabilistic seismic hazard map (PSHM) by the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion (2005). The comments by Beauval et al. (2010) state that this comparison is not correct. In this reply, we try to further justify the validity of the comparison by clarifying that (1) many stations over Japan are used to test the PSHMs on average and (2) the PSHM assumes both a time-dependent model and a time-independent model for the probability of...

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