Information for Strong-Motion Station
Palo Alto VAMC, Bldg 100 (VA)
NSMP Station 1868
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 37.4054 N
Longitude 122.1399 W
Elevation (m) 32
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground5-story steel and concrete structure
Plan ShapeIrregular
Base Dimensions286' x 416'
Typical Floor Dimensions286' x 416'
Design DateInitial Design - 1994
Instrumentation2010: 24 accelerometers on 5 levels in the building. 3 accelerometers at a reference free-field site.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemReinforced concrete and steel
Lateral Force Resisting SystemReinforced concrete and steel
Foundation TypeConcrete mat foundation
RemarksThis building was instrumented as part of the VA/USGS Hospital Instrumentation Project.