shield volcano


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shield volcano

n.
A volcano composed of gently sloping sheets of basaltic lava from successive volcanic eruptions.

shield volcano

n
(Geological Science) a broad volcano built up from the repeated nonexplosive eruption of basalt to form a low dome or shield, usually having a large caldera at the summit
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Pause the video at the split-screen image of an eruption from a composite volcano and an eruption from a shield volcano (1:22).
This massive shield volcano ("house of the Sun" in Hawaiian) is the tallest point in the southeastern section of the island.
Unlike Jeju Island, a favored tourist destination created from a shield volcano with shallow waters, Ulleung Island is closer to a rough beauty, according to Kim Lee-hwan, a docent on the island.
The massive shield volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is the site of the world's longest ongoing eruption, oozing lava since 1983.
It is a shield volcano with a flat dome shape, similar to a shield.
The worst failure of categorization is Masaya volcano, an active shield volcano that has erupted from several vents described as craters.
Beneath those clouds, the soft sands of Maui's beaches will soon be beckoning to tourists; above the clouds soars 10,023-foot Haleakala, a dormant shield volcano comprising most of the island.
They are all headed to the same place at the same time: the summit of Haleakala--the mighty shield volcano that makes up the east side of the island of Maui--to witness the first, brilliant appearance of dawn.
The good news for the people living near a shield volcano is that they are much less dangerous than other types of volcanoes.
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found the heart-shape on the south of the huge shield volcano Ascraeus Mons which measures approximately 200 meters across, Discovery News reported.