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

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Q: Why are shield volcanoes named shield volcanoes?
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Are shield volcanoes and volcanoes the same?

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

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.

Do shield volcanoes erupt?

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

What are facts about 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.

Are shield volcanoes tall?

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

Kind of volcanoes?

There are cone and shield volcanoes.

What are the hawaiian volcanoes called?

Shield volcanoes

What volcanoes are shield volcanoes?

mount st.helens

Are there shield volcanoes on mercury?

No. There are no volcanoes on Mercury.

Are shield volcanoes dangerous?

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.

What are two types of volcanoes?

composite volcanoes and shield volcanoes

What kind of lava do shield volcanoes have?

Shield volcanoes generally erupt basaltic lava.

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