Goldfinger et al. (2008) primarily relate the paleoseismic histories of the Cascadia subduction zone and northern San Andreas fault (NSAF), which is why we chose to publish the work in BSSA. The evidence for paleoseismic triggering of turbidity currents in both Cascadia and along the NSAF has been published previously (Adams, 1990; Goldfinger et al., 2003, 2007). Shanmugam (2009) has commented on a variety of sedimentological issues, many of which would be of interest to the sedimentology and sediment dynamics communities but are out of place in BSSA. We focus our reply only...

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