Information for Strong-Motion Station
Taft - 3-story School Bldg.
CGS - CSMIP Station 35409
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 35.1470 N
Longitude 119.4602 W
Elevation (m) 290
Site Geology Alluvium over rock (sedimentary)
Vs30 (m/sec) - -
Site Class D
Remarks Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground3/0
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions78'-8" x 162'-4"
Typical Floor DimensionsSame as base dimensions
Design Date1948
Instrumentation1982. 13 accelerometers, on 3 levels in the building. 3 accelerometers at a reference free-field site.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemReinforced concrete slabs (3" floor, 2-3/4" roof) supported on pan joists, beams, walls and columns.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemReinforced concrete slab diaphragms and shear walls.
Foundation TypeSpread footings