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Shield volcanoes generally erupt basaltic lava.

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Shield volcanoes erupt mafic lava.



There are four main types of volcanoes. These include shield volcanoes, cinder cones, composite volcanoes, and lava domes.



A low amount of silica will create a runny kind of lava found in shield volcanoes. That kind of lava is called Pahoehoe. A high amount of silica will make a thick kind of lava that is found in cinder cone volcanoes. That kind of lava is called Aa.


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


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.


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


Basaltic/mafic lava creates shield volcanoes.


Shield volcanoes are some of the least damaging of volcanoes due to the slow moving lava they produce. These volcanoes aren't much of a threat to human life but can be very damaging to man-made structures in the way of the lava.


Shield volcanoes Cinder cone volcanoes Composite volcanoes Lava plateaus


Both shield and cinder cone volcanoes primarily erupt basaltic lava.


Not always. Shield volcanoes produce basaltic lava, which can form into either pahoehoe or a'a. Sometimes both are found in the same lava flow.


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


Mafic, usually basaltic lava.


Oozing lava forms flat mounds they are called shield volcanoes.


The shield volcanoes form when lava is very hot and has little gas and silica.


Shield volcanoes produce low-silica lava.


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


Composite volcanoes can have quiet eruptions (runny lava), and shield volcanoes always have quiet eruptions.


Shield volcanoes produce a gentle or almost silent eruption which ejects viscous or slow-moving lava.


shield volcanoes are formed by lava flows or low viscosity lava that flows easily...


Shield volcanoes result from the eruption of basaltic lava in runny flows that can travel for miles.


Shield volcanoes are formed by the eruption of lava. Stratovolcanoes are made of cinders and ash in alternate layers or strata with lava.




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