Cinder ConesCinder cones are the most common type of volcanoes.
They are circular cones made up of fragments of lava from a single
vent that have been blown into the air, and cooled around the
Composite VolcanoesComposite Volcanoes are steed sided
structures made up of many layers of volcanic rock, usually made by
very thick lava, ash, and debris. Due to the multiple layers, these
volcanoes can erupt for an extended amount of time.
Shield VolcanoesShield Volcanoes are large volcanoes composed of
mainly fluid lava flows. These volcanoes have very broad sides and
often look like large shields. Shield Volcanoes may be the product
of hot spots which are far away from the edges of tectonic plates.
They can also be found along mid-ocean ridges.
Examples of Cinder ConesA good example of a Cinder Cone is
Paracutin in Mexico.
ParacutinParacutin EruptingVolcanoes review questionMt. St.
Helens and Mt. Rainier are both famous examples in America of what
type of volcano?
Cinder ConesComposite VolcanoesShield Volcanoes
Examples of Composite VolcanoesTwo famous examples of composite
volcanoes are Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens, both found in
Mount RainierMount St. HelensExamples of Shield VolcanoesAn
example of a Shield Volcano is the island of Hawaii. The big island
is made of five different volcanoes, and the smaller islands are
made up of their own volcanoes as well.
Mauna Loa, HawaiiLava VolcanoesAlso known as lava domes, lava
volcanoes are formed when erupting lava is too thick to flow and
creates a steep mound as it piles up near the volcanic vent. The
eruption of Mt. St. Helens was partially caused by a lava dome
shifting to allow explosive gas out of the mountain.
Examples of Lava VolcanoesA few examples of lava volcanoes can
be located in North America. First, there is Lassen Peak,
California. Next, there is a lava volcano located in Alaska, called
Lassen Peak, CANovarupta, AK