Real-time seismic monitoring of instrumented hospital buildings

Fact Sheet 2012-3028
In cooperation with the Advanced National Seismic System and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Geological Survey's National Strong Motion Project has recently installed sophisticated seismic monitoring systems to monitor the structural health of two hospital buildings at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Tennessee. The monitoring systems in the Bed Tower and Spinal Cord Injury buildings combine sensing technologies with an on-site computer to capture and analyze seismic performance of buildings in near-real time.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Real-time seismic monitoring of instrumented hospital buildings
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2012-3028
DOI 10.3133/fs20123028
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.
Country United States
State Tennessee
City Memphis
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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