Shield Volcano-a volcano built almost entirely of highly fluid lava flows.

Examples: Killuea and Mauna Loa. There both located in Hawaii.


Composite Volcano-Typically deep-sided, symmetrical cones that are large. Built of alternating layers of lava flows, volcanic ash, cinders, blocks, and bombs and may rise as much as 8,000 ft above their bases.

Examples: Mt. St. Helens, Washington and Pinatoba, Phillippines.


Cinder Cone-a steep conical hill of volcanic fragments that accumulate around and downwind from a volcanic vent.

Examples: Paricutin, Mexico