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Helping safeguard Veterans Affairs' hospital buildings by advanced earthquake monitoring

Fact Sheet 2012-3094

In cooperation with the Advanced National Seismic System and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Abstract

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Strong Motion Project of the U.S. Geological Survey has recently installed sophisticated seismic systems that will monitor the structural integrity of hospital buildings during earthquake shaking. The new systems have been installed at more than 20 VA medical campuses across the country. These monitoring systems, which combine sensitive accelerometers and real-time computer calculations, are capable of determining the structural health of each structure rapidly after an event, helping to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Helping safeguard Veterans Affairs' hospital buildings by advanced earthquake monitoring
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3094
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Number of Pages:
2
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N