Consider the following differences between Shield Volcanoes and Composite Volcanoes:
- Composite volcanoes have steeper slopes than shield volcanoes
- Composite volcanoes are usually more explosive than shield volcanoes
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Both are correct statements
Shield volcanoes are formed by relatively non-explosive eruptions of low viscosity basaltic magma. Composite volcanoes due to the higher viscosity of magmas, are usually more explosive than shield volcanoes.
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