Information for Strong-Motion Station
Northridge; CSU Northridge, Eng. Bldg
NSMP Station 5406
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 34.2411 N
Longitude 118.5293 W
Elevation (m) 269
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground4/0
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions60 x 109 ft
Typical Floor Dimensions60 x 109 ft
Design Date1991
Instrumentation1997, 12 accelerometers on 4 levels of the building.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemConcrete slab on metal deck supported by steaal beams and columns.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemSteel moment resisting frame
Foundation TypePile supported isolated footings connected by tie and grade beams.