Information for Strong-Motion Station
Palo Alto VAMC, Bldg 101 (VA)
NSMP Station 1869
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 37.4061 N
Longitude 122.1406 W
Elevation (m) 28
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground4-story steel and concrete structure
Plan ShapeIrregular
Base Dimensions234'x234'
Typical Floor Dimensions234'x234'
Design DateInitial Design - 1994
Instrumentation2010: 12 accelerometers on 4 levels in the building. Ground sensors located in attached building.
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.