Information for Strong-Motion Station
San Jose - 10-story Residential Bldg
CGS - CSMIP Station 57356
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 37.3379 N
Longitude 121.8883 W
Elevation (m) 25
Site Geology Deep alluvium
Vs30 (m/sec) - -
Site Class D
Remarks/Notes Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground10/0
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions208'-9" x 57'-6"
Typical Floor DimensionsSame as base dimensions
Design Date1971
Instrumentation1979. 13 accelerometers, on 4 levels in the building.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemOne-way post-tensioned flat slabs on RC bearing walls.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemRC shear walls at regular intervals in tranverse direction; RC shear walls along interior corridors in longitudinal direction (stepped at 6th floor).
Foundation TypePrecast-prestressed concrete piles under all walls.