Information for Strong-Motion Station
MA:Cambridge;MIT Green Bld 54
NSMP Station 2656
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 42.3603 N
Longitude 71.0893 W
Elevation (m) 3
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground21/1
Plan Shaperectangular
Base Dimensions111 x 48 ft
Typical Floor Dimensions111 x 48 ft
Design Date1960
Instrumentation2010, 36 accelerometers on eleven levels of building.
Vertical Load Carrying System4-inch cast-in-place concrete slab supported by reinforced concrete beams and columns
Lateral Force Resisting SystemReinforced concrete shear walls in short direction and moment-resisting frame and shear walls in long direction
Foundation TypeSpread foundation supported by piles