Types of Volcano

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  • Created by: caits
  • Created on: 26-03-14 09:20

Shield Volcano:


  • Falt
  • Running lava - basaltic lava - lots of it
  • Not a lot of ash
  • Occur at constructive plate boundaries/hotspots
  • Not usually explosive
  • Wide base of volcano
  • Gently sloping sides
  • More predictable
  • Cone made of mainly layers of lava
  • E.G. Manua Loa - Hawaii

Srato/Composite Volcano:


  • Thick…


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