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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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area from a 550 kiloton detonation downtown: in addition to overall damage and casualties, the loss of 57 percent of hospital beds within 20 miles, and loss of 62 percent of healthcare workers.
According to the government, 25 kilotons of greenhouse gas emissions is equivalent to annual emissions produced by more than 6,200 cars, while 100 terajoules is akin to the annual energy use of around 1,900 households.
One was of very low yield, less than a kiloton and did not matter for the estimation of the yield.
Twelve nuclear warheads of two kilotons each were attached to these weapons deployed at Artemisa, Managua, Santa Clara, Holguin and Guantanamo.
By comparison, US nuclear bombs that flattened Nagasaki and Hiroshima during the Second World War were estimated at 13 kilotons and 22 kilotons.
The explosive yield compared with 15 kilotons in the world's first atomic bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima in 1945.
But the chart obtained by the AP shows a bell curve--with variables of time in micro-seconds, and power and energy in kilotons --the traditional measurement of the energy output, and hence the destructive power of nuclear weapons.
This expansion is intended to increase the epoxy resins production capacity to 240 kilotons per annum (ktpa) at the Jubail site.
In recent years, with the continued promotion of the low-carbon economy, the global biodegradable plastics output has maintained a high growth rate, attaining about 668 kilotons in 2014.
75 million tons of herbicides, 530 kilotons of insecticides and 180 kilotons of fungicides.
Should the North conduct a fourth round of nuclear test, its explosion would have a yield of at least 10 to 15 kilotons with a larger scale compared to the previous ones," he added.
And while Rosatom mines less than 4 kilotons of uranium from domestic deposits, the Russian industry needs 16 kilotons.