We thank M. Dumberry for providing the opportunity to discuss further the article [Florindo et al., 2005] in which we suggested that the Sumatra earthquake could have triggered a geomagnetic jerk. Dumberry is against our hypothesis for different reasons: (1) The displacement pattern produced by this earthquake is incompatible with the core-mantle boundary (CMB) deformations required for a torsional oscillation; (2) most of the deformations occurred locally, producing an actual mass displacement that has not involved the entire Earth; and (3) no abrupt change in the length of day (LOD) has been observed after this event.