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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Which is the most dangerous type of volcano? Explain why.

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The most dangerous type of volcano and the reason.

Explanation

Volcanism is the process of extrusion of rock materials from the Earth’s interior to outside, which results in the formation of various surface terrains. The four basic types of volcanoes are shield volcanoes, cinder cones, composite volcanoes, and plug domes.

Composite cones are also known as strato volcanoes, which are effusive and explosive. These are composed of pyroclastic materials and lava flows. These are formed of andesite and are dangerous...

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