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Are shield volcanoes one of the worlds biggest volcanoes?

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They are the largest volcanoes in the world. They cover very broad areas. The largest volcano in the world, Mauna Loa is a shield volcano.

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The three types of volcanoes are stratovolcano, shield volcano and cinder cone.. Shield is the quite one.


Shield volcanoes are in the shape of a shield. Hence, the name shield volcano! Shield volcanoes are tall and broad with flat rounded shapes. They have low slpes and almost always have large craters. Shield volcanoes form from eruptions of flowing lava. THe lava spreads out and builds up volcanoes with broad, gently, sloping sides. One example of a shield volcano is the Hawaiian Islands.


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One famous shield volcano is Kilauea in Hawaii, which is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.


There are 3 types of volcanoes, shield volcanoes, cinder cone volcanoes, and composite volcanoes. Shield Volcano- Shield Volcanoes are made mostly of fluid lava flows. Flow after flow pours from a central summit vent. It builds up and turns into what looks like a warriors shield. Some of the largest volcanoes in the world are shield volcanoes. Some have diameters of 3-4 Miles and are 1,500 to 2,000 feet high. The Hawaiian islands are composed of chains of shield volcanoes. Cinder Cone Volcano- Cinder cones are the simplest kind of volcanoes. Cinder cone volcanoes have a bowl shaped crater and barely ever rise over one thousand feet. When cinder cone volcanoes erupt lava blows furiously into the air and breaks up into small pieces called cinders. There are many cinder cone volcanoes in western North America. Composite Volcano- Some of the world's biggest mountains are Composite volcanoes. Some people call composite volcanoes stratovolcanoes. Most composite volcanoes have a crater at the top, with a central vent or a group of vents where lava comes out.



There are 3 kinds of volcanoes. there is composite, shield. and cinder cone volcanoes.Shield Volcanoes:Shield volcanoes are made mostly of fluid lava flows. flow after flow pours from a central summit vent. it builds up and turns into what looks like a warriors shield. some of the largest volcanoes in the world are shield shield volcanoes. some have diameters of 3-4 miles and are 1,500 to 2,00 feet high. the Hawaiian islands are composed of chains of shield volcanoes.Composite Volcanoes:Some of the world's biggest mountains are Composite volcanoes. Some people call composite volcanoes stratovolcanoes. Some of the most beautiful mountains are composite volcanoes such as Mount Fuji, Mount Cotopaxi, Mount Shasta, Mount Hood, Mount Rainer and Mount St. Helen's. Most composite volcanoes have a crater at the top with a central vent or a group of vents where lava comes out.Cinder Cone Volcanoes:Cinder cones are the simplest kind of volcanoes. Cinder cone volcanoes have a bowl shaped crater and barely ever rise over one thousand feet. When cinder cone volcanoes erupt lava blows furiously into the air and breaks up into small pieces called cinders. There are many cinder cone volcanoes in western North America.


Submarine volcanoes can also be called "shield volcano," they are volcanoes that are underwater. There is one volcano that is half underwater and half over-water.That volcano is called "Bora Bora."


Shield Volcanoes,Shield Volcanoes are made mostly of fluid lava flows. Flow after flow pours from a central summit vent. It builds up and turns into what looks like a warriors shield. Some of the largest volcanoes in the world are shield volcanoes. Some have diameters of 3-4 Miles and are 1,500 to 2,000 feet high. The Hawaiian islands are composed of chains of shield volcanoes. Cinder Cone volcanoes, and Composite Volcanoes Some of the world's biggest mountains are Composite volcanoes. Some people call composite volcanoes stratovolcanoes. Some of the most beautiful mountains are composite volcanoes such as Mount Fuji, Mount Cotopaxi, Mount Shasta, Mount Hood, Mount Rainer and Mount St. Helens. Most composite volcanoes have a crater at the top with a central vent or a group of vents where lava comes out.Cinder cones are the simplest kind of volcanoes. Cinder cone volcanoes have a bowl shaped crater and barely ever rise over one thousand feet. When cinder cone volcanoes erupt lava blows furiously into the air and breaks up into small pieces called cinders. There are many cinder cone volcanoes in western North America.


Basalt volcanoes are referred to as shield volcanoes. Volcanoes of this type include Mauna Loa and Kilauea, both in Hawaii.


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Shield volcanoes, the largest type of volcano, can be found in several locations in the western United States, but the state that is the richest in them is Hawaii, since the Hawaiian Islands are nothing more than giant shield volcanoes that rose from the ocean floor. There are only four currently active shield volcanoes in America, three in Hawaii and one in Alaska, and five that are dormant at this time: two more in Hawaii, one in California, one in Oregon, and one in Washington. For a complete list, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shield_volcanoes#United_States


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There are not much similarities between the composite and shield volcano. However, one general similarity would be that they are both volcanoes.


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Cinder cones are generally monogenetic, meaning that they are formed entirely by one period of activity before going extinct. Shield volcanoes are polygenetic, meaning they go through multiple periods of activity and dormancy over the course of thousands to millions of years.


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I know one of them is the cindercone, but i don't know the others! Sorry, im trying to figure the other 2! --i know them its cindercone, stratocone, and shield volcanoes--


The similarities and differences between Cinder Cone, Shield, and Composite volcanoes is that they are all built up on magma. The difference is that they are all less common than the other one, and they are built with different ways.


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Three different types of volcanoes are 1) Shield volcanoes; they are large mountains with gentle slopes. 2) Cinder cones volcanoes; they are small volcanoes made of hardened lava chunks called cinders. And the last one is 3) composite volcanoes; they are medium sized mountains made up of layers of lava that alternates with cinders. That is it.


Mauna Loa is a shield volcano. This means that it has a very large diameter compared to its height and so its flanks are not especially steep but it is still one of the biggest volcanoes on earth. It's still active and is located on the island of Hawaii.



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