Mafic volcano

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Mafic volcanoes typically erupt for brief time intervals (weeks to perhaps centuries), but some can grow almost as large as composite volcanoes. Subsequent eruptions in the region typically issue from new vents and, over tens to hundreds of thousands of years, build broad fields of many volcanoes. (Scott, et.al., 2001) [1]

References

  1. Glossary of Volcano and Related Terminology
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