President Rafael Correa announces a sales tax increase, and a one-time levy on millionaires as the country deals with the enormous damage from this disaster.
General elections occur in Ecuador to elect the successor of President Lenín Moreno. Socialist and former aide of President Rafael Correa, Andrés Arauz, is expected to finish in first place, but may face a run-off.
The death toll from Saturday's earthquake has risen to at least 480 with 1,700 missing. Another 2,500 have been injured. President Rafael Correa states it is the worst disaster in Ecuador in seven decades, and the reconstruction will have a "huge economic impact" on the country.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Ecuador, near the town of Muisne. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues a tsunami alert for coastal areas of Ecuador and Colombia. At least 42 people are reported dead with deaths reported in the cities of Manta, Guayaquil and Portoviejo.
Latin American countries come together to express concern over the ousting from power of President of Paraguay Fernando Lugo, with Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez vowing not to recognise the government of the newly-installed Paraguayan leader.