List of Shield Volcanoes in the World

By  RangerBob , views , updated
Categories: World Nature
Dataset contains 35 data items (see table below).


Shield volcanoes generally have slope patterns that are gentler at lower elevations and steepens at higher elevations, before flatting near the summits. These slope patterns are a result of highly fluid lava flows from the volcanoes, resulting in the volcanoes' lower profile, which resembles a fallen shield lying face up on the ground. Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa of Hawaii, USA, are examples of shield volcanos.

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   Highest volcanoes by continent:  World  |  North America  |  South America Asia  |  Australia-NZ-Oceania  |  Europe  |  Africa

   Highest volcanoes in Americas:  USA  |  Chile  |  Ecuador  |  Mexico 

   Highest volcanoes in Europe:  Italy  |  Russia  |   United Kingdom (UK) 

   Highest volcanoes in Asia Pacific:  Indonesia  |  Japan  |   Papua New Guinea   |   Phillipines

   Volcanoes by type: All types   |  Cinder Cones  |   Domes  |   Shield Volcanoes  |   Stratovolcanoes  |   Complex  |   Submarines  |  Calderas