Information for Strong-Motion Station
CA Menlo Park - VAMC, Bldg 334
NSMP Station 1870
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 37.4654 N
Longitude 122.1609 W
Elevation (m) 10
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground2-story steel structure
Plan ShapeIrregular
Base Dimensions539'x168'
Typical Floor Dimensions539'x168'
Design DateInitial Design 1998
Instrumentation2010: 21 accelerometers on 3 levels in the building. 3 accelerometers at a reference free-field site.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemSteel gravity frames
Lateral Force Resisting SystemSteel special moment resisting frame
Foundation TypeColumns on isolated spread footings.
RemarksThis building was instrumented as part of the VA/USGS Hospital Instrumentation Project.