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kiloton

1. 1000 tons.
2. A unit of ‘yield’ for atomic bombs, equivalent to the explosive force of 1000 tons of TNT.
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Let me begin by pointing out that I said "five kilotons or less.
The first three tests involved a fission device which yielded 12 Kilotons a thermonuclear device of 43 Kilotons (although denied by Dr.
Fifteen kilotons is about the force of the nuclear bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
Working off that data, South Korean officials estimate the yield of the device - a measure of how strong its explosion is in comparison to TNT - to be between 6 and 7 kilotons.
The ability of the seismic network to detect an explosion that most sources place at or below one kiloton, and in one case as low as one-fifth of a kiloton, may hold implications for the CTBT.
A 150 kiloton could cause between 736,000 and 8,660,000 deaths.
DSM Elastomers announced that its 80 kiloton EPDM capacity expansion in Geleen the Netherlands is on schedule, with completion foreseen by the end of the year.
The Government machinery of central London is earmarked for by far the heaviest bombardment with a combination of eight one-megaton missiles and two 500 kiloton bombs - an onslaught 450 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
According to Edward Tagliaferri (ET Space Systems), the report's principal author, infrared scanners on military satellites have recorded a total of 136 atmospheric explosions since 1975, an average of eight probable meteoroids per year, each with an energy of roughly 1 kiloton or more.
Liaoning Huajin Chemical Corporation has selected Basell's Spheripol technology for a new 250 kiloton per year polypropylene plant it plans to build in Panjin, Liaoning province, China.
Recent internationally supervised experiments have shown that a global network of monitoring centers can already pinpoint explosions down to one kiloton.
9 on the Richter scale with a wield of less than 1 kiloton.