In the course of a recent paper on seismic‐hazard analysis issues for the United Kingdom by Goda et al. (2013), the authors apply model tests derived from Musson and Winter (2012) to the seismic source‐zone model for the United Kingdom used to inform the United Kingdom national annex to the Eurocode 8 building code (Musson and Sargeant, 2007; hereinafter: BGS2007), and also to two spatially smoothed approaches, and report better results from the latter. They do not mention that similar tests on the BGS2007 model are actually reported in BGS2007. Given that I have been advocating testing...

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