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TON. Twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. See act of congress of Aug. 30, 1842, c. 270, s. 20.

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To a degree it still isn't, although some now suggest it could be above five kilotons.
My own back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests a yield of between 4 and 15 kilotons.
The explosion yield was approximately a few kilotons.
Already Pakistan has tried to detonate a 35 kiloton device while India itself claims to have tested a 60 kiloton bomb.
The bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War, by comparison, had a yield of just 20 kilotons, equivalent to 20,000 tons of explosive.
For example, the brightest flash recorded from orbit since 1965 probably resulted from a kinetic-energy yield of roughly 5 kilotons.
analysts said North Korea's first bomb test, in October 2006, produced an explosive yield at less than 1 kiloton (1,000 tons) of TNT.
Dow also completed a 40 kiloton per year expansion of its propylene oxide name-plate capacity in Stade in January 2007.
One kiloton is equal to around one-thousand tons of TNT.
Department of Energy technicians rigged up more than a million kilograms of chemical explosives, comparable to a small, 1- kiloton nuclear bomb.
In May 2011, the Phase I project of 100-kiloton crystalline silicon linear cutting fine powder was accomplished; after the completion of the project, the annual output of crystalline silicon linear cutting fine powder can be 200 kilotons.
In bomb equivalents, it would correspond to less than a half kiloton explosion.