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The three major types of volcanoes are the cinder cone, the shield volcano and the stratovolcano. Each type differs in shape, size, erupted materials and eruption type. More »

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The three main types of volcanoes are composite, shield and cinder cone volcanoes. Each type of volcano is formed a different way and possesses specific characteristics indicative of its type. More »

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Volcanoes come in different shapes as a result of different types of eruptions and different volcanic materials present in the volcano. The three main volcano shapes are the cinder cone, the shield volcano and the strato... More »

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A composite cone volcano, or a stratovolcano, is built by multiple eruptions from surrounding volcanoes. They are formed over hundreds of thousands of years and have their entire structure build by magma flowing from geo... More »

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The three main types of volcanoes are composite, shield and cinder cone volcanoes. Each type of volcano is formed a different way and possesses specific characteristics indicative of its type. More »

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Mount Fuji is a classic cinder cone, built up by a stratovolcano. The mountain is notable for its symmetrical cone-shaped profile, which is characteristic of stratovolcanoes that have not erupted laterally. Oregon State ... More »

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Some of the most well known cinder cone volcanoes in the world include Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. Cinder cone volcanoes are the most common form of volcano in the world. More »

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