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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.

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


Oozing lava forms flat mounds they are called shield volcanoes.


Shield volcanoes may contain molten rock called magma, particularly of a basaltic composition.


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There are three. From smallest to largest, they are: Cinder Cones, Composite Volcanoes (also called Strata Volcanoes), and then Shield Volcanoes.


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.


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.


Submarine volcanoes can also be called "shield volcano," they are volcanoes that are underwater. There is one volcano that is half underwater and half over-water.That volcano is called "Bora Bora."


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


There are cone and shield volcanoes.


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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.


No. Shield volcanoes are quite large. Cinder cones are the smallest volcanoes.


Basaltic/mafic lava creates shield volcanoes.