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

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Where does shield volcanoes form?

Shield volcanoes would form where the lava is very hot, has little gas, and little silica.

What volcanoes form at divergent boundaries?

Generally shield volcanoes form at divergent boundaries.

Are shield volcanoes hot spots?

Shield volcanoes are not hot spots but they are associated with them. However, such volcanoes can also form at rift zones.

Are shield volcanoes and volcanoes the same?

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

Where do shield volcanoes usually form?

at hot spots(a place where volcanoes are very active)

What kind of volcanoes create islands?

Both shield volcanoes and stratovolcanoes can form islands.

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.

What are Examples of shield volcanoes?

Mount Kilauea, in Hawaii. It has been erupting since 1982, and it is a shield volcano.The classic examples of shield volcanoes are the massive volcanoes on the Hawaiian Islands. Specifically Kilauea and Mauna Loa would be great examples of the classic form of a shield volcano.

How many volcanoes erupted so far?

well , that is a good question ! About 1,300 has happened in the last 10,000 year. Most of these are shield volcanoes. Shield volcanoes are found under water or and form easily. three quarters ( 3/4 ) of volcanoes are shield volcanoes. SO if you subtract all of the shield volcanoes from the amount of volcanoes that have happened in the last 10,000 years it will come up to 6,000 eruptions in the last 10,000 years. This is not including under water or shield volcanoes. WELL, that's all . BYE ! (:

Does the lava that forms shield volcanoes probably have a lot of silica or water in it?

No. Shield volcanoes form from basaltic lava with a low silica content and a low water content.

How do shield volcanoes form?

Shield volcanoes generally form from quiet eruptions. Layers of hot, mafic lava flow out around the vent and slowly build up to form the cone.from lava that pours down from lava that pours down

Do shield volcanoes have pahoehoe 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.

Do shield volcanoes erupt?

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

Why are shield volcanoes named shield volcanoes?

Because if you look at them from above, they look like a warrior's shield.

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