most common volcano types of the world

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The most common volcano types of the world
volcano types number prominent examples
shield volcanoes 171 Fournaise (Réunion), Kilauea (Hawaii, U.S.), Nyamulagira (Nyamulagira, Mount) (Congo [Kinshasa]), Tolbachik (Kamchatka, Russia), Tristan da Cunha (South Atlantic)
pyroclastic cones 138 Cerro Negro (Nicaragua), Parícutin (Paricutín) (Michoacán, Mexico), Craters of the Moon (Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve) (Idaho, U.S.)
submarine volcanoes 110 Loihi (Hawaii, U.S.), Vestmanna Islands (Iceland)
volcanic fields 94 Black Rock Desert (Nevada, U.S.), Duruz (Durūz, Mount al-) (Syria), Sikhote-Alin (Russia)
complex and compound volcanoes 67 Vesuvius (Campania, Italy), Ontake (Ontake, Mount) (Honshu, Japan), Marapi (Sumatra, Indonesia)
lava domes 42 El Chichón (Chiapas, Mexico)
fissure vents and crater rows 26 Lanzarote (Canary Islands, Spain)
Source: Lee Siebert and Tom Simkin, Volcanoes of the World: An Illustrated Catalog of Holocene Volcanoes and Their Eruptions (2002- ), Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program Digital Information Series, GVP-3, http://www.volcano.si.edu/world.
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