Types of Volcanoes and Their Characteristics

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Which type of volcano is characterized by gentle slopes and is formed by layers of lava?

Shield volcano

What type of volcano is formed by explosive eruptions that eject a mixture of volcanic ash, rock fragments, and gases?

Cinder cone volcano

Which type of volcano is known for having both explosive eruptions and quiet eruptions with lava flows?

Stratovolcano

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Types of Volcanoes

  • Shield volcanoes are characterized by gentle slopes and are formed by layers of lava.
  • Stratovolcanoes are formed by explosive eruptions that eject a mixture of volcanic ash, rock fragments, and gases.
  • Composite volcanoes are known for having both explosive eruptions and quiet eruptions with lava flows.

Test your knowledge about the different types of volcanoes based on their shape and eruption characteristics. Identify the features and understand the distinctive traits of various volcanic formations.

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