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Shield Volcanoes

Shield volcanoes can grow to be very big. In fact, the oldest continentalregions of Earth may be the remains of ancient shield volcanoes. Unlike the composite volcanoes which are tall and thin, shield volcanoes are tall and broad, with flat, rounded shapes. The Hawaiian volcanoes(see this) exemplify the common type of shield volcano. They are … Continue reading

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