The ancient marine mammal could help explain when North and South America first joined.
Donald Trump is not the only leader in the Americas upsetting his neighbors by building a wall.
The opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso was ahead in the exit poll but Lenin Moreno is claiming victory.
Lenin Moreno is expected to extend government rule by winning Sunday's run-off vote against Guillermo Lasso.
President Rafeal Correa wants to temporarily raise taxes, offer assets for sale and possibly issue bonds to pay for reconstruction.
The latest earthquake hit 25 km (15 miles) off Muisne on the northwest Pacific coast at a depth of 15 km, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Rescue operations underway as coastal areas suffer devastation in the worst earthquake since 1979.
Environmentalists say Ecuador's leftist leader, Rafael Correa, gives a greater priority to business.
The WikiLeaks editor fled to the South American country's embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault and rape
A federal judge says mafia-like racketeering was used against the oil giant