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Are shield volcanoes tall

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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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Why shield volcanoes do not have steep sides but are still very tall?

shield volcanoes have gentle sides and aren't very tall


Why do shield volcanoes not have steep sides but are still very tall?

shield volcanoes have gentle sides and aren't very tall


Why do shield volcanoes have steep sides but are still very tall?

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How tall is the volcanoe?

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


What is the difference between a shield volcano and a dome volcano?

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Are shield volcanoes and volcanoes the same?

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


Why shield volcanoes wide but not tall?

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Why are shield volcanoes called shield volcanoes?

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.


What is the typical shape of a shield volcano?

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.


Do shield volcanoes erupt?

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


Why are shield volcanoes named shield volcanoes?

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What type of volcanoes formed the Hawaiian islands?

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