Information for Strong-Motion Station
CA Los Angeles; Wadsworth VAMC B. 500
NSMP Station 5082
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 34.0527 N
Longitude 118.4525 W
Elevation (m) 97
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground6-story steel structure
Plan ShapeSquare
Base Dimensions420'x420'
Typical Floor Dimensions420'x420'
Design DateInitial Design - 1974
Instrumentation2010: 24 accelerometers on 8 levels in the building. 6 accelerometers at 2 reference free-field sites.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemSteel moment frames
Lateral Force Resisting SystemSteel moment resisting frames
Foundation TypeColumns on isolated pile caps resting on piles
RemarksThis building was instrumented as part of the VA/USGS Hospital Instrumentation Project.