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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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Under normal circumstances, a yield of 1 kiloton (kt) creates seismic waves approximately equal to a magnitude 4.
In 2010, the market size of bamboo viscose fiber in China was just shy of 50 kilotons and merely occupied a very small proportion of the entire viscose fiber market.
45 kilotons in 2009, approximating 65% market share, followed by Americas Cytec of about 17.
And while Rosatom mines less than 4 kilotons of uranium from domestic deposits, the Russian industry needs 16 kilotons.
In addition, the study found that globally, nonwovens demand was 8,687 kilotons last year and should reach 13,652 kilotons by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.
To give you some frame of reference here (and please bear with me on the maths, the nuclear arena is the one place where I find maths horribly fascinating) there are 1000 kilotons in a megaton.
The new plant will also raise chlorine production capacity by up to 250 kilotons per year.
B612 foundation explained the amount of 15 kilotons is the same with a nuclear bomb's energy.
Between 2000 and 2013, this network detected 26 explosions on Earth ranging in energy from 1 to 600 kilotons - all caused not by nuclear explosions, but rather by asteroid impacts.
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.
By comparison, US nuclear bombs that flattened Nagasaki and Hiroshima during the Second World War were estimated at 13 kilotons and 22 kilotons.