Quito - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador's central coast, killing at least 77 people and injuring hundreds, authorities said.

Ecuador Earthquake: 77 Killed, Hundreds Injured
People stand amongst the rubble of fallen homes in Manta on April 17, 2016, after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16. At least 77 people were killed when a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, destroying buildings and a bridge and sending terrified residents scrambling from their homes, authorities in the Latin American country said on April 17. / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)