Information for Strong-Motion Station
Novato - 2-story Hospital
CGS - CSMIP Station 68430
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 38.0992 N
Longitude 122.5600 W
Elevation (m) 5
Site Geology Shallow alluvium over rock (sedimentary)
Vs30 (m/sec) - -
Site Class E
Remarks/Notes Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground 2/0
Plan ShapeV-shaped
Base Dimensions115' x 400'
Typical Floor Dimensions100' x 400'
Design Date1999
Instrumentation2009, 12 accelerometers on 3 levels. 3 accelerometers at a reference free-field site.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemConcrete slabs over steel decks supported by steel beams and columns.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemDistributed concentrically-braced (K-braced) steel frames.
Foundation TypePrestressed precast concrete piles (40 feet long).
RemarksThis hospital building was instrumented as part of OSHPD/CSMIP Hospital Instrumentation Project.