“Microtremor Measurements in the Nile Delta Basin, Egypt: Response of the Topmost Sedimentary Layer,” in Seismological Research Letters80 (4) (Fergany and Bonnefoy-Claudet 2009; hereafter referred to as the FB paper), is a geological investigation of the Nile delta using the H/V spectral ratio (H/V) of microtremor observed at multiple investigation sites. I would like to express my respect for the effort made in spending a long time at each site. However, the authors have misunderstood the interpretation of the H/V technique and make some very important points for the development and application of the H/V technique. As...

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