TYPES OF VOLCANOES

There are more than three types of volcanoes on Earth. "Volcanoes of the World" by Tom Simkin and Lee Seibert, lists 26 different types. For the sake of simplicity, I have chosen to focus on the three listed below.

The form of a volcano is determined by the composition of the erupting magma and the type of erupted products. Their shapes are determined to a large degree by the explosivity of the eruptions, and to the abundance of water and its degree of interaction with magma.

SHIELD VOLCANOES

CINDER CONES

COMPOSITE VOLCANOES
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