Firefighters remove a body recovered from a destroyed building felled by the earthquake, in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. 

A man holds a child next to a collapsed building. The magnitude-7.8 quake, the strongest since 1979, hit Ecuador flattening buildings, buckling highways along its Pacific coast and killing hundreds. 

Rita Cevena carries her their child as she looks for shelter, after her home was destroyed in earthquake.

Residents walk past a row of collapsed buildings felled by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. The Saturday night quake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador' normally placid Pacific Ocean coast.