A unit of measurement of the energy yield of a nuclear weapon, equivalent to 1,000 tons of TNT.
The term "kiloton" originated in the early 20th century and is a combination of the words "kilo" and "ton". it is used to measure the energy yield of a nuclear weapon.
- The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima had an energy yield of approximately 15 kilotons.
- The yield of the North Korean nuclear test was estimated to be around 6 kilotons.
- They did a test with a yield of 20 kilotons and it was a success.
- The weapon was designed to have a yield of 50 kilotons.
- The kiloton is a unit of measure for the explosive power of a nuclear weapon.