World Terrifying moment a creaking building suddenly collapses in Lombok as deadly 5.9-magnitude aftershock rocks the Indonesian island days after two earthquakes left 300 people dead

05:56  10 august  2018
05:56  10 august  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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This is the terrifying moment a shaking building suddenly collapses in Lombok after the Indonesian island was rocked by its third major earthquake in just 12 days.

The 5.9-magnitude aftershock struck on Thursday, further weakening any buildings still standing in the wake of Sunday's 7.0 quake and a 6.4 tremor on July 29.

Footage shot outside a mini-mart in the city of Mataram on the island's west showed locals watching in horror as the creaking structure crashed to the ground.     

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PEMENANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescuers used diggers and heavy machinery to clear debris and search for survivors on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 98 people on Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok , prompting a tourist exodus.

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'The building was cracked before, just after the earthquake last Sunday, but it still operates, sometimes open, sometimes not,' a witness told local media. 

'When the quake struck [on Thursday], the employees immediately jumped out.'

Motorcycles parked on the street were seen toppled over, while the walls of other nearby buildings collapsed.

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The latest quake, which is understood to have struck 20 minutes before the building fell to the ground, claimed at least six fresh casualties and sent the death toll to more than 320.

'Evacuees and people ran out of houses when they felt the strong shake,' Sutopo Purwo Nugroho from Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Twitter. 

'People are still traumatised. Some buildings were damaged further because of this quake.' 

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Strong aftershock rocks Indonesia island days after earthquake killed 347 people and left tens of A 5 . 9 - magnitude aftershock quake struck Indonesia's Lombok island Island still reeling from 7.0-magnitude quake Sunday and 6.4 quake on July 29

A magnitude 5 . 9 earthquake rocked Lombok on Thursday - the latest in a series of strong tremors on the tropical tourist island that have killed more than 300 people in the past two weeks. As major aftershocks continue to strike the island

Officials said the quake's epicentre was on land and so there was no risk of a tsunami.

BNPB's official death toll from Sunday's quake stood at 131 on Wednesday, although some Indonesian officials put the number at 347.  

Sutopo did not give an updated toll, saying only that there had been 'a big increase'.

Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said the latest figures before the third quake suggested 319 people had died.

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PEMENANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescuers used diggers and heavy machinery to clear debris and search for survivors on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 98 people on Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok , prompting a tourist exodus.

About 20,000 people have lost their homes and many moved to unaffected areas of the Indonesian island of Lombok after a powerful 6. 9 magnitude earthquake left nearly 100 people dead .

The Indonesian Red Cross said it was focusing its relief efforts on about 20,000 people in remote areas in the north of the island where aid still has not reached.

Spokesman Arifin Hadi says the tens of thousands people left homeless by Sunday's quake need clean water and tarpaulins most of all.

He said the agency has sent 20 water vehicles to five remote areas, including one village of about 1,200 households. 

'People are always saying they need water and tarps,' he said, adding they were also looking for people with untreated injuries. 

Aftershock brings fresh trauma to Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok .
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday.A magnitude 6.2 aftershock rocked Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday, sparking fresh panic on the tropical tourist island after a series of tremors that have killed more than 150 people in the past two weeks.

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