Information for Strong-Motion Station
Van Nuys - 7-story Hotel
CGS - CSMIP Station 24386
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 34.2201 N
Longitude 118.4710 W
Elevation (m) 245
Site Geology Alluvium
Vs30 (m/sec) - -
Site Class D
Remarks Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground7/0
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions151 x 63 ft (46.0 x 19.2 m)
Typical Floor Dimensions151 x 63 ft (46.0 x 19.2 m)
Design Date1965
Instrumentation1980, 16 accelerometers, on 5 levels in the building.
Vertical Load Carrying System8.5" or 10 in. (20 - 25 cm) concrete slabs supported by concrete columns and spandrel beams at the perimeter.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemInterior concrete column-slab frams and exterior concrete column-spandrel beam frames.
Foundation TypeConcrete friction piles.
RemarksThe builidng was repaired and strengthened with concrete shear walls after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.