Information for Strong-Motion Station
Berkeley - 5-story Parking Structure
CGS - CSMIP Station 58196
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 37.8668 N
Longitude 122.2595 W
Elevation (m) 77
Site Geology Shallow alluvium over rock
Vs30 (m/sec) 351 (inferred)
Site Class D
Remarks/Notes Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground5/0
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions149 x 259 ft (45.4 x 78.9 m)
Typical Floor Dimensions149 x 259 ft (45.4 x 78.9 m)
Design Date1965 & 1992 (retrofit)
Instrumentation2002, 16 accelerometers, on 4 levels.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemPost-tensioned concrete slabs supported on concrete frames.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemExterior reinforced masonry shear walls in the N-S direction and exterior concentrically braced frames in the E-W direction (strengthened).
Foundation TypeDrilled concrete piers.
RemarksThe building was seismically strengthened in 1996.