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

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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.

Why are shield volcanoes named shield volcanoes?

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

What type of volcanoes formed the Hawaiian islands?

Shield Volcanoes.

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.

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.

What type of volcanoes are the hawiian islands?

The Hawaiian islands are made of two types of volcanoes, shield volcanoes and cinder cone volcanoes. Shield volcanoes have broad bases with gentle slopes. Cinder cone volcanoes have steeper sides, are made from fragments of lava, and are usually located at the base of shield volcanoes.

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 the hawaiian volcanoes called?

Shield volcanoes

Are there shield volcanoes on mercury?

No. There are no volcanoes on Mercury.

Why are Hawaiian volcanoes shield volcanoes?

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

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