Formed by a low-viscosity lava volcano, the lava travel a long distance. This creates a low, wide volcano – hence the name ‘shield volcano.’
Lava Dome Volcanoes
Formed by high-viscosity lava volcanoes, the lava doesn’t travel too far. This creates tall, thin volcanoes which erupt violently and explosively.
Cinder cone volcanoes
These volcanoes are created from ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
Composite volcanoes are layered, cone-shaped volcanoes which spew cinder, ash and lava. These elements create it’s layers.
Super Volcanoes usually have a Caldera and can produce devastation on a massive scale. The can create Tsunamis, ash-caused black outs and global cooling. They are the most dangerous types of Volcano.
These are volcanoes found on the sea bed. They can build up over time and end up creating new islands.
These are found beneath icecaps. They can be devastating if the erupt and melt the ice caps, causing floods and violent explosions.