Definition of kiloton
1 : 1000 tons
2 : an explosive force equivalent to that of 1000 tons of TNT
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Those bombs had an explosive yield of 9 megatons, or 9,000 kilotons of explosives.
The ministry estimated the explosive yield was equivalent to 10 kilotons of TNT, the most powerful detonation unleashed in a North Korean nuclear test so far, according to the official, who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity.
Magnitude of Earthquake: 4.7 Device: Chinese scientists estimated that this bomb had a yield of 2.35 kilotons.
The bomb that exploded at Hiroshima had a yield of 16 kilotons while the most powerful nuclear weapon active in U.S. service, the B83 bomb, has a yield of up to 1.2 megatons.
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