TNT equivalent

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TNT equivalent

A measure of the energy released from the detonation of a nuclear weapon, or from the explosion of a given quantity of fissionable material, in terms of the amount of TNT (trinitrotoluene) which could release the same amount of energy when exploded.
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To analyze such a virtual disaster, the experts chose a bomb of 250 kilos tons of TNT.
That fireball was moving 9 miles per second and had an explosive energy equal to 540 tons of TNT.
The weapon, developed in just two years by UK scientists, was equivalent to one million tons of TNT.
Reminding the world that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the dawn of the nuclear age, the UN chief said 70 years ago in 1945, the Trinity Test unleashed the power of more than 20,000 tons of TNT and precipitated over 2,000 additional nuclear tests.
The two explosions late on Wednesday at the Chinese port city - one of them the equivalent of 21 tons of TNT - killed at least 50 people and injured more than 700.
The National Earthquake Bureau said the first blast was the equivalent of three tons of TNT, and the second 21 tons.
The magnitude of the first explosion was the equivalent of detonating three tons of TNT, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said on its verified Weibo account, followed by a second blast equal to 21 tons.
The Director of Asaish in the district, Othman Mohamed said in a press statement today, "a car, loaded with 2 tons of TNT, has been seized on the main road between Sheikh Langer area to Kalar in Kifri district.
The horizontal explosion in the Caribbean clouds released additional energy equal to that of one or two Hiroshima bombs, which were equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT apiece.
e bomb contained the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT.
After a previously undetected, 20-meter-wide asteroid exploded over Russia in February 2013, unleashing the force of 500,000 tons of TNT, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched a series of contests around the globe to come up with ways to keep an eye on asteroids that could threaten Earth, SBS reported.