Information for Strong-Motion Station
SC Charleston - Cha Pla Hotel
NSMP Station 2544
Earthquakes recorded by this station
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Latitude 32.7810 N
Longitude 79.9320 W
Elevation (m) --
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground8/0
Plan Shaperegular
Base Dimensions464x177 ft
Typical Floor Dimensions464x177 ft in the first 4 floors and 165x65ft in other floors
Design Date1985
Instrumentation1986, 12 accelerometers on 3 levels in the building., and 3 accelerometers at free-field outside on the North-West of the building
Vertical Load Carrying System7.5-inch post-tensioned flat slab supported by reinforced concrete girders and columns
Lateral Force Resisting SystemReinforced concrete moment frames and shear walls
Foundation TypePile supported spread footings connected by tie and grade beams