Two independent studies that have used data recorded by two independent nearby dense ocean‐bottom seismographic (OBS) networks deployed in the Sea of Marmara have recently published their results (Yamamoto et al., 2017; Batsi et al., 2018, hereafter mentioned as “their article”). Despite the proximity of the two OBS networks, the results presented in the two articles have large misfits (fig. 15 of their article). In their article, they have concluded that both results are “internally consistent.” However, we cannot agree with this conclusion. We comment on their article considering the causes for such large discrepancies....

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