Information for Strong-Motion Station
Palm Desert - 4-story Office Bldg
CGS - CSMIP Station 12284
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 33.7620 N
Longitude 116.4061 W
Elevation (m) 69
Site Geology Deep alluvium
Vs30 (m/sec) 264 (inferred)
Site Class D
Remarks/Notes Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground4/0
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions180' x 60'
Typical Floor DimensionsSame as base dimensions
Design Date1974
Instrumentation1976. 9 accelerometers, on 3 levels in the building
Vertical Load Carrying SystemPrecast prestressed concrete slabs supported by precast beams and columns.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemPrecast element system in conjunction with RC walls around elevator near center of plan and around stairs at each end wall.
Foundation TypeSpread footings