Information for Strong-Motion Station
CA Palo Alto - VAMC, Bldg 5
NSMP Station 1447
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 37.4046 N
Longitude 122.1387 W
Elevation (m) 28
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground4-story steel structure
Plan ShapeIrregular
Base Dimensions110'x44'
Typical Floor Dimensions110'x44'
Design Date--
Instrumentation12 accelerometers on 3 levels in the building, 3 accelerometers at a reference free-field site.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemSteel momemt frame
Lateral Force Resisting SystemSteel momemt resisting frame
Foundation Type--
RemarksThis building was instrumented as part of the USGS VA Hospital Building Instrumentation Project.