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

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Q: Do shield volcanoes erupt
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Why do shield volcanoes erupt?

because they are volcanoes, all volcanoes erupt

Do shield volcanoes erupt violently?

No they do not.

What kind of lava do shield volcanoes have?

Shield volcanoes generally erupt basaltic lava.

Do shield volcanoes contain mafic or felsic lava?

Shield volcanoes erupt mafic lava.

How are shield volcanoes and composite volcanoes alike?

Both shield and cinder cone volcanoes primarily erupt basaltic lava.

What volcanoes erupt gently?

Shield volcanoes erupt least violently cinder cone most violently and compost can erupt either way.

Are shield volcanoes dangerous?

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.

Pyroclasic materials from shield volcanoes?

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

Do shield volcanoes erupt quietly?

Yes, because a shield volcano is much closer to the ground then the other two types of volcanoes.

Why do shield volcanoes have gentle slopes?

Shield volcanoes erupt runny lava, which doesn't easily build up (gentle slopes).

Does a shield volcano have runny lava?

Yes. Shield volcanoes erupt basaltic lava, which is runny.

Why do shield volcanoes erupt frequently but rarely cause human disasters?

Shield volcanoes erupt lava with a low silica content. There are less dissolved gases and a lower viscocity fluid, so less gas is produced and it takes less pressure to erupt.

What do cinder cones and shield cones have in common?

Both cinder cones and shield volcanoes are volcanoes that primarily erupt basaltic lava and do not produce large explosive eruptions.

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

Shield Volcanoes erupt less violently and flows further then composite volcanoes. A composite volcano erupts more violently.

What type of explosion does a shield volcano have?

Generally shield volcanoes do not explode. They erupt in a non-explosive fashion, fountaining or oozing lava.

Are shield volcanoes and volcanoes the same?

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

How are shield volcanoes and cinder cone volcanoes somewhat same?

Both erupt basaltic lava, which has a low silica content and a high temperature.

Does a shield cone form from a quiet eruption or an explosive eruption?

Sheild volcanoes generally erupt "quietly."

Why are cinder cones smaller than shield volcanoes?

Cinder cone volcanoes are like a small "pop" not like a big erupt. Shield volcanoes are bigger because they make a big explosion of oozing lava. The cinder cones only erupt once and the ash forms a large crater that stacks up

Do tsunamis erupt?

No. Volcanoes erupt.

What are the two ways volcanoes erupt?

what is the two ways volcanoes erupt

When is the next volcanoe going to erupt?

It depends some volcanoes erupt and then thousands of years past they will erupt again but some volcanoes erupt and will never erupt again and are dead volcanoes

How are volcanoes that erupt regularly classified?

Volcanoes that erupt regularly are classified as being active volcanoes.

Is caldera a shield volcano too?

No. Caldera and shield volcanoes are quite different. Shield volcanoes usually undergo effusive eruptions, the least violent type and produce basaltic lava. Caldera forming volcanoes erupt explosively and are the most violent. They generally produce rhyolitic lava.

When was the last erupted shield volcano?

Shield volcanoes erupt all the time - in fact, a volcano may be erupting as I type this answer! Considering this, I am not able to give you an accurate answer.