THEMATIC VOLCANO PHOTO GALLERY:
- Rootless lava shields -
Rootless lava shield W of Pu'u O'o, Hawaii
Rootless lava shields are not independent volcanoes, but accumulations of
lava flows fed from skylights above lava tubes. They are common features
at basaltic shield volcanoes, where the
common erupted lava type is very fluid, basaltic lava.
|Lava flows building a rootless shield near Pu'u O'o, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii.|
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