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Acambay in Municipality of Acambay, Estado de Mexico, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The 1921 Acambay Earthquake

 
 
The 1921 Acambay Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2019
1. The 1921 Acambay Earthquake Marker
Inscription.  

El 19 de noviembre de 1921 a las 7 h. 20 m., un fuerte temblor destruyó el pueblo de Acambay en sólo 6 segundos, dejando numerosas víctimas y daños materiales.
Patrimonio Cultural del Edo. de México, 1978.

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English translation:
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.
 
Location. 19° 57.392′ N, 99° 50.576′ W. Marker is in Acambay, Estado de Mexico, in Municipality of Acambay. 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, Estado de Mexico 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 this marker); Execution of Lindoro Cajiga
An additional small tablet on the 300th anniversary of the cross of Acambay in 1941 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2019
2. An additional small tablet on the 300th anniversary of the cross of Acambay in 1941
1641 Acambay 1941
(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.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
The 1921 Acambay Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2019
3. The 1921 Acambay Earthquake Marker
The marker is attached to the base of a cross in this courtyard west of the San Miguel Arcángel Church (note the church's dome in the distance).
A view of the reverse of the 1641 cross of Acambay image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2019
4. A view of the reverse of the 1641 cross of Acambay
The featured marker is on the other side of the cross' base.
The 1641 cross of Acambay image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2019
5. The 1641 cross of Acambay
The marker is mounted on the lower base of this cross.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 18 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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