The paper by Bungum & Olesen (this issue) details a number of arguments for refuting the claim by Husebye & Kebeasy (2004) that the magnitude of the 1819 Lurøy earthquake has been significantly overestimated. It is our conclusion that the present comments by Husebye are mostly irrelevant, invoking data and arguments that to some extent are incorrect and that moreover have little or no bearing on the question under discussion. We therefore find no purpose in engaging in a detailed discussion of the comments, with some exceptions which we present below in order to substantiate our conclusions.
Reply to ‘Comments on the Lurøy 1819 earthquake controversy’ by E.S. Husebye.