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one thousand tons

a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT

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With little option left, the government detonated five devices ranging 35-36 Kiloton strength on May 28, to be followed by another test on May 30 for technical purpose.
North Korea's recent test blast was only 1 kiloton, but further development could lead to stronger weapons.
atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II, which killed an estimated 140,000, is estimated equivalent to 15 kilotons of TNT.
Wong said all facilities that emit 25 kilotons or more of greenhouse gases annually, or produce or consume 100 terajoules or more of energy, will be required to collect data.
Conway-Welch joins a committee of experts in emergency medical response and treatment, medical and public health preparedness, health sciences research and nuclear medicine to prepare for a nuclear detonation of up to 10 kilotons in cities the size of New York City, Washington, D.
A thermonuclear device using the secondary ( device) is meant to be detonated when you want the yield to be several hundred kilotons, going up to several megatons," Iyengar noted.
The report is the result of a workshop held in 2008 to assess the ability of emergency services, health care, and federal, state and local authorities to respond to a nuclear weapon equivalent to 10 kilotons of TNT detonated during a work day in the central business district of a large U.
These missiles were armed with single nuclear warheads of 14 kilotons each, and were key to repelling an aggression.
The line is anticipated to add more than two kilotons per annum of colour and additive masterbatch capacity to the site, as well as the manufacture of customised masterbatches for synthetic turf applications.
This will increase its worldwide production capacity by 80 kilotons per year of rheology modifiers.
Asteroid impacts greater than 20 kilotons occurred in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, in 2009, the Southern Ocean in 2004, and the Mediterranean Sea in 2002.
The plant will be capable of producing 800 kilotons per annum.
Ee It has a maximum range of 10,000 kilometers (6,125 miles) and can carry a nuclear warhead with a yield of up to 550 kilotons.
8 kilotons by 2018 while Asia-Pacific gelatin is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.
It shattered about 30-50km (18-32 miles) above the ground, releasing several kilotons of energy, the Russian Academy of Sciences said.