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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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In 2018, automotive lightweight material sales were in excess of 17 kilotons in China, and are estimated to record a Y-o-Y growth at over 4.0% in 2019.
The largest weapon in the US arsenal today is the B83 aerial bomb with explosive power of 1,200 kilotons. America's Trident submarines carry missiles with a warhead of 475 kilotons.
Consider this: the bomb which incinerated Hiroshima was only 15 kilotons.
The freighter's explosion was the most powerful ever experienced by a human population, involving some 2.9 kilotons of TNT.
The atom bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, and killed more than 70,000 people, was around 15 kilotons while North Korea's September blast has been estimated at a whopping 150 kilotons.
TOKYO -- Japan revises its estimate of North Korea's sixth nuclear test, saying that the recorded 160 kilotons explosion was ten times stronger than the Hiroshima bomb.
NORTH a Norway-based nuclear test monitoring group, estimated it had an explosive yield of 120 kilotons, a though South Korea gave an estimation of 50 kilotons.
Referring to the North's sixth nuclear test, the ministry estimated the test's yield at 50 kilotons, much stronger than the previous test last September, which was estimated at 10 kt.
"Referring to tens to hundreds of kilotons, it doesn't appear to be talking about a fully fledged H-bomb.
South Korea's weather agency estimated the nuclear blast yield of the presumed test was between 50 and 60 kilotons, or five to six times stronger than North Korea's fifth test in September 2016.
The blast's explosive yield was estimated at 120 kilotons of TNT based on the seismic magnitude, NORSAR said, compared to 15 kilotons for the Hiroshima bomb.