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Shield volcanoes are very wide and have sloping sides. This is so because runny lava comes from these volcanoes.

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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.


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



They are shield volcanoes. This means that they are cone shaped but with very shallow slope angles forming the volcanoes flank.


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.


There are three types of volcanoes which have different shapes and types of eruptions. * Shield Volcanoes - are low and flat and have small, flowing eruptions. * Composite Volcanoes - are a mixture between shield volcanoes and cone volcanoes, their eruptions are explosive. * Cone Volcanoes - are the tallest and largest volcanoes, and they have VERY explosive eruptions.


The different shapes of volcanoes include composite volcanoes or stratovolcanoes with steep sides and symmetrical cones. Cinder cone volcanoes have a summit with a bowl shape crater. Shield volcanoes are low and flat. Lava dome volcanoes have a dome shape.


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.


The three different types of volcanoes include the following; shield volcanoes, composite volcanoes, and the cinder cone volcanoes. These all have their names because of the size and shape of the out rocks of the actual volcano itself.


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


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 types of volcanoes that have cinder cones are shield volcanoes, stratovolcanoes, and caldera. Cinder cones are the steep hill forming the shape of a cone on a volcanic eruption.


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


Shield volcanoes were named by Mary Dyre of Boston in 1890. After seeing an explosive eruption wipe out her village, she trekked up the mountain and realized that its shape was like that of a shield. Then, a crazed Indian leaped out of a bush and pushed her down into the crater, where there was still a remainder of hot, bubbling lava.Shield volcanoes were named after Mary Dyre of Boston in1890.


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.



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