Information for Strong-Motion Station
Salinas - 3-story County Hospital
CGS - CSMIP Station 47796
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 36.6967 N
Longitude 121.6331 W
Elevation (m) 26
Site Geology Alluvium
Vs30 (m/sec) 315 (inferred)
Site Class D
Remarks/Notes Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground3/0
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions275' x 100'
Typical Floor DimensionsSame as base dimensions
Design Date1994
Instrumentation1999. 15 accelerometers, on 5 levels in the building. 3 accelerometers at a reference free-field site.
Vertical Load Carrying System3.25" concrete over steel deck supported by steel beams and columns.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemChevron-braced steel frames along the perimeter and inside the building in both directions.
Foundation TypeBraced steel frames are supported on concrete continuous footings; gravity steel columns are supported on concrete spread footings.
RemarksThis hospital building was instrumented as part of the OSHPD/CSMIP Hospital Instrumentation Project.