This is just unimaginable.
The city of Kesennuma in northern Japan is completely engulfed in flames following the biggest earthquake in the country on record.
Kesennuma city, located 300 miles north east of Tokyo in Miyagi prefecture, was near the epicentre of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake.
Night time aerial footage shows large swathes of the city, home to 74,000 people, on fire.
The earthquake, which struck at 2:47 local time, has split highways, flattened buildings and ignited fires across the northeastern Pacific coast.