composite volcano


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composite volcano

[kəm′päz·ət väl′kā·nō]
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Code Symbol Description 7 circle composite volcano 8 filled circle composite volcano, historically active 9 cross cinder cone 10 asterisk boca/small vent 11 star maar/explosion vent 21 hexagon dome 22 filled hexagon dome, historically active 25 grey circle caldera 26 filled grey circle caldera, historically active 35 pentagon shield 36 filled pentagon obsidian dome
Lava from a composite volcano flows slowly down the sides.
Poas is a basaltic-andesite composite volcano located within the Cordillera Central in Costa Rica.
Other types of volcanoes are cinder cones, composite volcanoes, and lava domes.
Every major type in the world is represented, including large shield volcanoes, like Hawaii's Mauna Loa, and composite volcanoes, like Vesuvius and Mount St.
* Composite Volcanoes and Stratovolcanoes, SubductionZone Volcanoes.