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Answered 2013-04-21 06:21:54

Pahoehoe and a'a are textural variaties of basaltic lava, which has a low viscosity, meaning it flows fairly easily. This is the reason for the gentle slopes of shield volcanoes.

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No, not all volcanoes would erupt the same way. Some volcanoes erupt by explosion while others barely trickle lava down the volcano.

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Is it false that a dormant volcano is erupting or may erupt in the near future. The correct answer would be decade volcanoes.

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