Types of Volcano

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Types of Volcano

Shield Volcano

  • Found at Constructive or tensional boundaries
  • Low with gentle sloping sides.
  • Formed by eruptions of thin, runny lava.
  • Frequent but relatively gentle eruptions
  • Example : Mauna Loa (Hawii)

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Composite/Stratovolcano  Volcanos

  • Made of alternating layers of lava and ash.
  • Found at destructive or Compressional

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