WATCH ABOVE: NTV footage captures the moment the mountain began to collapse as well as the aftermath.
The unbelievable moment an entire side of a mountain came crashing down in an epic landslide has been recorded by Japanese broadcaster NTV.
Cameras were rolling Tuesday in Kagoshima Prefecture as heavy rain caused the third landslide in a month and forced residents of the small, nearby town of Tarumizu to run for their lives.
Footage also showed a river of mud surge its way through town but no injuries or fatalities were reported.
The epic imagery is similar to what a Global News crew recorded at Johnsons Landing in 2012. Former Global National reporter Francis Silvaggio had been assigned to cover a story about a landslide the previous day when the forest around him came crashing down.
WATCH ABOVE: A Global National crew witnessed an incredible mudslide at Johnsons Landing in British Columbia in 2012.