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

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A shield volcano has very runny lava; it has low silica, which makes it have low viscosity (thickness of a fluid).


A shield volcano is a volcano with gentle slopes, usually composed of basalt from relatively runny lava flows.


it wil have thin lava because the lava is "runny" and shield volcanoes are made from nonexplosive eruptions so they will be quiet when they erupt.


Runny lava forms shield volcanoes. These have gentle slopes and are not as tall as the other types of volcanoes. The lava sprays out in sheets or "shields" giving them their name.


The shape tells a geologist how viscous (thick and sticky) the lava was. A taller volcano, such as a cone, was formed by thicker lava; a low volcano, such as a shield volcano, was formed by very runny lava.


A shield volcano got its name from its shape. If you put a round shield from the medieval times on the ground, it would have a slightly rounded shape. A shield volcano has gentle slopes and base lava. The lava is runny and can travel a long way before cooling. Shield volcanos are normally less explosive than a Cone volcano. NatashaLouisex


A shield volcano. Generally they have runny lava that forms lots of thick layers. The Hawaiian island volcanos are good examples.


Shield volcanoes are formed by gentle eruptions of basic lava which is runny and flows faster than viscous lava (acid lava). This runny lava flows over a greater area before solidifying, thus explaining the gentle slopes of the volcano. Eruptions are quiet and frequent as gas and steam can easily escape from within the volcano. A very good example is Mauna Loa in Hawaii.


Yes lava flows from a shield volcano.


it has gently sloping sides, spread out over a large expanse from very runny lava.


a shield volcano.... 1.huge in size 2.built by runny lairs of lava 3.a broad,gentaled shape cone


This is because of the time of volcano it is and the type of lava it excretes. A steep volcano will erupt with basaltic lava which is runny and can clog at the top. A shield volcano, however is different as the thick lava emitted just glops onward.


El Chinchon is not a shield volcano it is a lava dome volcano. Lava dome volcanoes have a layering of lava that fans up and outward in the center.


Lava. When the lava comes out of the volcano, gravity pulls the lava down the cone of the volcano, and depending the the viscocity of the lava, it forms a 'cone' or 'shield' as it cools. Thinner lava forms a shield volcano; thicker lava forms a steeper cone shape.


Shield volcanoes are produced by runny lava. That's why they have sloping sides and are like giant shields on the ground. The runny lava can't build up easily.


A shield volcano has mafic lava because the lava in the shield volcano has a low content of silica, resulting in low viscosity and a lot runnier lava than strato (composite) volcanoes.


Basic lava comes from shield volcanoes, Basic lava is runny and flows faster.



Composite volcano and has acid lava which is thick and is the complete opposite of the lava that comes out of a sheild volcano because that is runny and non-acidic


basaltic lava of a low viscosity.


It is called a shield volcano


Shield volcanes erupt runny lava, which normally has high temperature, low silica levels, and low gas levels. In some cases, the lava can have high gas levels, which creates a fire fountain. This is when the lava shoots up from the vent in the volcano creating a fountain-like figure. These volcanoes are wide, and have sloping sides because runny lava cannot easily build up. Hawaii is entirely made up of shield vocanoes.


Runny lava. A few characteristics of runny lava: low silica levels low gas levels high temperature


a cinder cone volcano or a shield volcano


Cinder cones are small and steep-sloped, composed of volcanic cinders, and have mildly explosive eruptions. Shield volcanoes are large and shallow-sloped with very runny lava and generally non-explosive eruptions.



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