Information for Strong-Motion Station
Sacramento - State Capitol Bldg
CGS - CSMIP Station 67508
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 38.5766 N
Longitude 121.4935 W
Elevation (m) 6
Site Geology Deep alluvium
Vs30 (m/sec) 264 (inferred)
Site Class D
Remarks/Notes Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground5 plus dome/1
Plan ShapeU-shaped
Base Dimensions288' x 152' (87.8m x 46.3 m)
Typical Floor Dimensions288' x 152' (87.8m x 46.3 m)
Design Date1976 (strengthened)
Instrumentation1987. 12 accelerometers, on 5 levels in the building.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemConcrete waffle slabs supported by interior and exterior concrete walls
Lateral Force Resisting SystemInterior and exterior concrete shear walls in both directions
Foundation Type3' thick concrete mat foundation
RemarksThe historic California State Capital was built in 1874.