Watch: Creaking building suddenly collapses in Lombok, Indonesia, when hit by deadly 5.9-magnitude aftershock
The unbelievable footage captures the moment a seemingly stable mini-mart collapses in front of the locals, after the Indonesian island was hit by its third major earthquake in just 12 short days.
In this image made from video released by Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency, a man inspects the damage caused by an early morning earthquake on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, July 29, 2018. A shallow magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed a number people and injured dozens on Indonesia's Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali. (Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency via AP)
There was nothing the onlookers could do as they watched the supermarket in the city of Mataram on the island's West creak and groan, and finally disintegrating in front of their very eyes.
Mohammad Muzak inspects his damaged home in the Kekait village affected by Sunday's earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Aid has begun reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake killed over 100 people as rescuers intensify efforts to find those buried in the rubble. (AP PhotoFirdia Lisnawati)
A witness told the local media, "The building was cracked before, just after the earthquake last Sunday, but it still operates, sometimes open, sometimes not.
"When the quake struck [on Thursday], the employees immediately jumped out."