A shield volcano is a type of volcano usually built almost entirely of fluid magma
flows. They are named for their large size and low profile, resembling a warrior's
Shield volcanoes are the largest volcanoes on Earth that actually look like
volcanoes (i.e. not counting flood basalt flows). The Hawaiian shield volcanoes
Shield Volcano Facts. A shield volcano resembles the appearance of a Hawaiian
warrior's shield in that they have a low-angle profile.
Shield volcanoes usually erupt with splattering liquid lava that fountains out and
has little explosive potential. This forms some of the largest volcanoes on Earth ...
Shield volcanoes are some of the largest volcanoes in the world. For example,
Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the big island of Hawaii are examples of shield ...
A shield volcano is an impressive thing. By volume and area, these giants are the
biggest volcanoes on earth - but the largest one known is...
Their name derives from their similarity in shape to a warrior's shield lying face up
. Shield volcanoes are usually composed of basalt. Small shield volcanoes ...
Shield volcanoes are the more quiescent, lumbering giants of the volcano world.
Although these types of volcanoes are not small by any means, the eruptions ...
Apr 18, 2009 ... Educational video covering shield volcanoes. ... Volcano Eruption - The Eruption
of Mt St Helens (1980) - Rare Footage - Duration: 22:10.
Unlike the composite volcanoes which are tall and thin, shield volcanoes are tall
and broad, with flat, rounded shapes. The Hawaiian volcanoes exemplify the ...