Cast of Characters

There are three types of volcanoes which have different shapes and types of eruptions.

* Shield Volcanoes - are low and flat and have small, flowing eruptions.

* Composite Volcanoes - are a mixture between shield volcanoes and cone volcanoes, their eruptions are explosive.

* Cone Volcanoes - are the tallest and largest volcanoes, and they have VERY explosive eruptions.


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