List of Shield Volcanoes in the World
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Categories: World Nature

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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


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