Key Facts So Far:
- The Ecuadorean government has said at least 659 people have been killed by the April 16 earthquake, 40 are still missing and over 17,600 still injured.
- More than 29,000 people have been displaced and cared for in shelters scattered around the coast.
- The earthquake was of 7.8 magnitude, and more than 800 aftershocks have rattled Ecuador.
- Cemeteries in Ecuador's coastal city have reportedly reached maximum capacity and authorities are working to prevent a health crisis.
teleSUR’s correspondent Lucho Granados Ceja is at the coastal area of the country which has seen most of the devastation as a result of the powerful quake.