What is a famous shield volcano?


Mount Kilauea, located on the island of Hawaii, is a good example of a famous shield volcano. Shield volcanoes are volcanoes that have broad, gentle slopes and are built by the eruption of fluid, basalt lava. Other popular shield volcanoes are Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea
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A shield volcano is a type of volcano that has been formed by lava flow. Shield volcanoes are large and wide with a low profile. The crater at the volcano is not far above sea level
( ′shēld väl′kā·nō ) (geology) A broad, low volcano shaped like a flattened dome and built of basaltic lava. Also known as basaltic dome; lava
A shield volcano is a type of volcano usually built almost entirely of
Mayon, Fuji, Vesuvius, Etna, Krakatau, Kilauea, etc. mount everst.
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