Calif. hospital hospital rests on rollers to withstand earthquakes

October 1, 2019

The Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., rests on rollers to withstand earthquakes, according to an article on the Silicon Valley Business Journal website.

Six feet of the facility would be able to move laterally in the event of a quake.

The building sits on 206 “base isolators.” That means the hospital is built to withstand an 8.0-magnitude earthquake because of its ability to move as far as six feet.

Stanford Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center between San Francisco and San Jose.

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