Acambay, Mexico State, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
The 1921 Acambay Earthquake
Patrimonio Cultural del Edo. de México, 1978.
On November 19, 1921 at 7:20 a.m., a strong earthquake destroyed the town of Acambay in just 6 seconds, leaving numerous victims and material damage.
Cultural Heritage of the State of Mexico, 1978.
Erected 1978 by Patrimonio Cultural del Estado de México.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1921.
Location. 19° 57.392′ N, 99° 50.576′ W. Marker is in Acambay, Estado de Mexico (Mexico State). Marker can be reached from Hidalgo just south of Moctezuma, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Acambay MEX 50300, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Acambay (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish Church of San Miguel Arcángel (within shouting distance of Execution of Lindoro Cajiga (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish and Ex Convent of San Miguel Arcángel (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundation of the "Acambayense League" (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mexican Independence, Revolution and Acambay Earthquake (about 90 meters away); Maximiliano Ruiz Castañeda (about 120 meters away); Otomíes of Acambay (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Acambay.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.