Examples of megaton in a Sentence
an atomic explosion with a force of several megatons
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These modern warheads generally have a yield of around 0.5 to 1 megatons—or about 25 to 50 times more powerful than the Fat Boy bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
The four-megaton weapon did not detonate only because its fourth and last safety switch held in place, the other three 50-cent pieces of equipment having armed themselves.
Preliminary analysis of the September 3rd test indicated a yield of one megaton, revised downward to 150 kilotons.
While there is no indication that North Korea could increase this number, even 0.1 percent is effective when power is measured in megatons.
The Soviet Union tested its first megaton-range weapon 62 years ago.
The first hydrogen bomb tested by the United States in November 1952 released the equivalent energy of 10,000 kilotons (or 10 megatons) of TNT.
The larger circle showed the range of a 9 megaton two-stage thermonuclear bomb, and the smaller circle showed the range of a 15 kiloton bomb comparable in strength to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — not the other way around.
Scientists have forecasted the potential impact, estimating that the rock would strike with an amazing 750 megatons of energy.
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