Shield Volcanoes vs Stratovolcanoes

  • Created by: rjonesy
  • Created on: 18-01-19 18:29

Shield Volcanoes

What plate boundary are they on?

  • Conservative Plate Boundary

How did they form?

  • Shield Volcanoes are formed by large scale lava flows of low viscosity. 

What do they look like?

  • Shield Volcanoes are not very steep, they slope for miles and are caused by the conservative plates sliding past each other. The lava is built up over time.
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  • Shield Volcanoes erupt low viscosity lava which travels farther than Strato lava.
  • Shield volcanoes form like any volcanoes. They’re spots on the Earth where magma from inside the Earth has reached the


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