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.
Assange has been put at risk by film-maker's failure to abide by conditions.
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.
Ecuadoreans will decide their new president—and the future of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange—in Sunday's election.
Assange said last week he would accept extradition if former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning were freed and on Wednesday U.S. President Barack Obama commuted Manning's 35-year sentence.
More than 100,000 people signed an official White House petition urging Obama to pardon Manning before he steps down.
Assange has spent four years living in the South American nation's embassy in London.
The Ecuadorian embassy in London cited concerns over the U.S. election.
President Rafeal Correa wants to temporarily raise taxes, offer assets for sale and possibly issue bonds to pay for reconstruction.
The government will also sell off state assets to fund the billions in damages.
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.
Nearly 300 people have died since the earthquake struck on Saturday night.
Rescue operations underway as coastal areas suffer devastation in the worst earthquake since 1979.
Assange's lawyer says the U.K. and Sweden risk joining 'list of rogue nations' that ignore the U.N.
The decision has been taken and will be published on Friday, Assange's lawyer said.
Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Cape Verde, Samoa and Saint Martin added to U.S. list.
The WikiLeaks founder has not left Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to the U.S.