How Many Types of Volcanoes Are There?

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There are five different types of volcanoes. They are classified by there shape. the composite alternate lava and rock layers. The shield is huge with many layer. the cinder cone is a cone shape with a vent at the top. Spatter cones prevent lava flow. Complex volcanoes are not simple ones.
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A shield volcano is a volcano built up almost entirely by lava flows. The name originates from the shield-like shape created by the liquid lava that produces a broad, gently sloping
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Volcanoes are grouped into four types: cinder cones, composite volcanoes, shield volcanoes and lava volcanoes. Cinder Cones. Cinder cones are circular or oval cones made up of small
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Plug Dome ( Lassen Peak ), Cinder Cone ( Cinder Cone ), Shield ( Prospect Peak ), and Composite ( Mount Tehama ).
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