Explore 9 Different Landforms Created by Volcanoes

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A volcano can not only bring destruction but it also can create new landforms on our continents. Some of these landforms created by volcanoes are. Log on - http://worldlandforms.com

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Explore 9 Different Landforms Created by Volcanoes A volcano can not only bring destruction but it also can create new landforms on our continents. Some of these landforms created by volcanoes are:  Shield volcano – It has gentle upper slopes. Lower slopes are somewhat steeper.  Stratovolcanoes – Called also as composite volcanoes. Slopes are steeper than those of Shield volcanoes.  Cinder Cones – Also known as Tephra cones. They are resulted due to strombolian eruptions.  Maars – It forms because of phreatomagmatic or phreatic activity. A lake is also created in many cases.  Volcanic Domes – It is also named as Lava Domes. These domes are extremely dangerous.  Calderas and Craters – They are circular or elliptical depressions. It forms due to collapse of volcanic structure.  Resurgent Domes –Magma reinserted below caldera results in resurgent dome formation. These are volcanic eruption prone areas.  Hot Springs Fumaroles and Geysers – Gases and other substances emerge through Fumaroles vents to Earth’s surface. Hot water comes up via thermal springs. Geysers are hot springs with plumbing system allowing steam accumulation.  Flood Basalts – Basaltic magma comes out through vents and then spreads forming plateaus. They are also told as Plateau Basalts.

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