Information for Strong-Motion Station
El Castillo Building
Puerto Rico UPRM Station B03L
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 18.2215 N
Longitude 67.1558 W
Elevation (m) --
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground19/2
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions150'-10" x 111'-5"
Typical Floor Dimensions150'-8" x 50'-3"
Design Date1992
Instrumentation 2006, 24 accelerometers on 7 levels of the building
Vertical Load Carrying SystemReinforced Concrete Shear Walls
Lateral Force Resisting SystemReinforced Concrete Shear Walls
Foundation TypeReinforced Concrete Mat Foundation
RemarksDesigned by Walter M. Ruiz & Associates