It's being called the biggest eruption of a Japanese mainland volcano since 1959...

Mt. Kirishima, on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu, began a "fireworks" and pyrotechnic display yesterday morning.  The volcano, one of 20 inside the mountain,  could be seen from dozens of miles away as it sent sparks and debris into the air.  Today, a huge plume of smoke began rising from the mountain as residents were banned from going within a mile of the volcano.   That's a far cry from the 20-25 mile limit we saw back in 1980 with Mt. St. Helens, but Kirishima is not expected to have a fullscale eruption that would endanger any towns or citizens.  But it sure provided a full display of Mother Nature--