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Are shield volcanoes tall?

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Answered 2012-10-07 21:56:00

No. Compared to composite and cinder cone volcanoes, shield volcanoes are very short. Mauna Loa in Hawaii is a shield volcano.

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shield volcanoes have gentle sides and aren't very tall

To be specific, the largest volcanoes are the Shield volcanoes, and the smallest are the Cinder Cone volcanoes.

Dome volcanoes are tall and are not broad where as shield volcanoes are broad and low.

Not necessarily. Shield volcanoes are volcanoes, but not all volcanoes are shield volcanoes.

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.

Shield volcanoes is called shield volcanoes because of the base, the base is wide and it's like a warrior shield so that's why it's called shield volcano.

Yes, all volcanoes erupt, but shield volcanoes don't have explosive eruptions.

Because if you look at them from above, they look like a warrior's shield.

Shield volcanoes, are not particularly dangerous. Though shield volcanoes erupt very often, they normally don't pose danger as significant as other types of volcanoes.

The Hawaiian volcanoes are shield volcanoes as they are broadly-sloping and composed of layers formed by basaltic lava flows.

Pyroclastic flows don't come from shield volcanoes. They come from cinder cone and sometimes composite volcanoes. Shield volcanoes only erupt runny lava.

Shield volcanoes generally erupt basaltic lava.

Shield volcanoes are usually fed by basaltic magma.

composite volcanoes and shield volcanoes

There are cone and shield volcanoes.

No. There are no volcanoes on Mercury.

Both shield and cinder cone volcanoes primarily erupt basaltic lava.

Yes. Shield volcanoes are large volcanoes with broad, shallows slopes composed of many layers of basaltic lava flows. The Hawaiian islands are made up of shield volcanoes.

Shield volcanoes are composed mostly of layers of basaltic lava flows.

A hazard from shield volcanoes is burning of trees, homes, etc.

No. Shield volcanoes are quite large. Cinder cones are the smallest volcanoes.

Basaltic/mafic lava creates shield volcanoes.

No. Shield volcanoes are fed by low-viscosity basaltic magma.

Shield volcanoes erupt mafic lava.

Shield volcanoes form from flows of fluid lava which clearly cannot form steep slopes. The sheer volume of lava, however, will slowly form a pile of rock that is both very tall and very wide.

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