The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador this weekend has left 350 people dead as of Monday. The strongest quake to strike Ecuador in decades left buildings collapsed, highways unusable, 2,000 people injured and thousands more left homeless.
With the epicenter located in the northwest corner of the country, cities like Portoviejo have reported over 300 destroyed buildings. Aftershocks following the quake were registered as high as 5.6.
The President of Ecuador has declared a national emergency with 4,600 members of the national police and over 10,000 members of the armed forces being mobilized as well as countless doctors, health professionals, and rescue workers heading to the disaster areas.