• This April 19, 2016 photo shows a rift in the highway caused by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Chacras, Ecuador. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along the country's Pacific coast on a Saturday evening of April 16. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    AP PHOTOS: Fragments of shattered lives after Ecuador quake

    PEDERNALES, Ecuador (AP) — The dreams, plans and even the lives of hundreds of families were shattered in one moment — 6:58 p.m. on April 16 — when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked the central coast of Ecuador.