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kiloton

1. one thousand tons
2. an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of 1000 tons of TNT

kiloton

[′kil·ə‚tən]
(physics)
A unit used in specifying the yield of a fission or fusion bomb, equal to the explosive power of 1000 metric tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT). Abbreviated kt.
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Russia's defence ministry said an atomic explosion at had taken place in northeastern North Korea, 0954am (0054GMT) and estimated the blast's yield to be up to 20 kilotonnes, about the same as the US bombs used against the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima at the end of World War Two.
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He has now begun simulating the effect of nudging an asteroid with a smaller nuclear explosion - less than 1 kilotonne - 1 meter below its surface.
The company has reached a 175 kilotonne (kt) limit this year and is well on its way to achieving federal and provincial emission targets of 66 kt by 2015.
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