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Example: Iceland, Hawaiian Islands (e.g.
Mauna Loa and Kilauea)
Rock Type: Basaltic (basalt: hard, dense,
dark volcanic rock)
Plate Boundary: Constructive
Eruptions: Gentle and Predictable
Location: Hot Spots
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Huge in size
One of the worlds most active volcanoes
Built by many layers of runny lava from the
central vent or group of vents
Mauna Kea
Forms a broad shaped, gently sloping cone, either
cinder or spatter
Shield volcanoes pose no threat to humans due to
the slow moving lava over a long period of time
but they can destroy infrastructures and
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