We thank Stewart and Goulet for taking an interest in our work and for bringing to our attention the article by Baturay and Stewart (2003), which should have been included in our reference list. Unlike the approach presented in our article, the article by Baturay and Stewart tackles the problem of quantifying the effects of local soil to the incipient seismic waves using an empirical rather than an analytical procedure.

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We certainly agree with the conclusions reached by Stewart and Goulet stating the applicability of both methodologies for seismic-hazard estimation of critical facilities. Our approach, which is predominantly analytical,...

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