The comment is related to two aspects of the study: (1) selection of an appropriate site amplification and (2) effect of multiple shocks on the reported damage.

In conclusion, it is important to note that the paper explicitly recognizes uncertainties involved in this type of analysis and presents all assumptions made based on sound information available at the time and authors' judgment in interpreting this information. The magnitude estimates are described as complementary to previous studies and provide unique value by linking the current code-based procedures for hazard characterization with historic damage information.

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