The lengthy submission by Klügel (2007b) extends considerably beyond a discussion of our review article (Bommer and Abrahamson, 2006), and we resist the temptation to respond to all the points raised. The author has already challenged the validity of the results of the PEGASOS project (Klügel, 2005) and more recently has presented his general arguments against probabilistic seismic-hazard analysis (PSHA) and for a deterministic approach (Klügel, 2007a). Very little of this is directly relevant to the article on which the author has commented, and we limit ourselves to responding on the key issues of...

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