megaton


megaton
(Mton or Mt)
   a unit of energy used for measuring the energy of an explosion, especially a nuclear explosion. Supposed to be the amount of energy released by the explosion of one million (short) tons of TNT, the megaton is defined to equal 4.18 x 1015 joules (4.18 petajoules), 1.16 billion kilowatt hours, or roughly 4 trillion Btu.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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