# Metric Kilotons to Metric Megatons Converter

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## Conversion Table

 metric kilotons to metric megatons kt Mt 100 kt 0.1 Mt 200 kt 0.2 Mt 300 kt 0.3 Mt 400 kt 0.4 Mt 500 kt 0.5 Mt 600 kt 0.6 Mt 700 kt 0.7 Mt 800 kt 0.8 Mt 900 kt 0.9 Mt 1000 kt 1 Mt 1100 kt 1.1 Mt 1200 kt 1.2 Mt 1300 kt 1.3 Mt 1400 kt 1.4 Mt 1500 kt 1.5 Mt 1600 kt 1.6 Mt 1700 kt 1.7 Mt 1800 kt 1.8 Mt 1900 kt 1.9 Mt 2000 kt 2 Mt

## How to convert

1 metric kiloton (kt) = 0.001 metric megaton (Mt). Metric Kiloton (kt) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Metric Megaton (Mt) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## An Introduction to Metric Kilotons

Metric kilotons are a unit of mass in the metric system that are equal to one million kilograms. They are also known as teragrams or teratonnes, and are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as asteroids, nuclear explosions, or earthquakes. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of metric kilotons.

## Definition of Metric Kilotons

A metric kiloton is a unit of mass equal to 10^6 (one million) kilograms. The symbol for metric kiloton is kt, and it is derived from the SI prefix “kilo”, meaning “thousand”. A metric kiloton is also equivalent to 1000000000 grams, 2204.622621 pounds or 5000000000 carats.

A metric kiloton is also used as a unit of energy equal to 4.184 terajoules (4.184 x 1012 J). This is based on the amount of energy released by one thousand tons of TNT exploding, which is approximately 4.184 gigajoules (4.184 x 109 J). This unit is also known as the TNT equivalent, and it is used to compare the energy of different explosions or impacts.

## History of Metric Kilotons

Metric kilotons were introduced as a multiplier in the metric system in 1795, along with other prefixes such as kilo, deca, deci and centi. The metric system was developed in France during the French Revolution, as a way to standardize and simplify measurements. The metric system was based on decimal fractions and powers of ten, unlike the previous systems that used arbitrary units and fractions.

The metric system was adopted by many countries in the 19th and 20th centuries, and became the official system of measurement for science and international trade. However, some countries such as the United States still use other systems such as the imperial or customary units.

Metric kilotons were also used as a unit of energy in the 20th century, especially after the development of nuclear weapons. The first nuclear bomb detonated in 1945 had an estimated yield of about 20 kt. Since then, many nuclear tests and explosions have been measured in kilotons or megatons (one million kilotons) of TNT equivalent.

## How to Convert Metric Kilotons

Metric kilotons can be easily converted to other units of mass or energy by multiplying or dividing by appropriate factors. For example, to convert metric kilotons to grams, we multiply by 1000000000; to convert metric kilotons to kilograms, we multiply by 1000000; to convert metric kilotons to joules, we multiply by 4184000000000.

## Where Metric Kilotons are Used

Metric kilotons are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as asteroids, nuclear explosions, or earthquakes. Here are some examples:

• In astronomy, metric kilotons are used for estimating the mass or kinetic energy of asteroids or meteoroids that impact the Earth or other planets. For example, the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia in 2013 had an estimated mass of about 10 kt and an estimated kinetic energy of about 500 kt.
• In military science, metric kilotons are used for measuring the yield or explosive power of nuclear weapons or conventional explosives. For example, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever tested was the Tsar Bomba, which had a yield of about 50000 kt.
• In seismology, metric kilotons are used for measuring the seismic energy or magnitude of earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. For example, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake that triggered a massive tsunami in Japan had a seismic energy of about 480000 kt.

## Example Conversions of Metric Kilotons to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of metric kilotons to other units:

• To convert 2 kt to g, we multiply by 1000000000: 2 kt x 1000000000 = 2000000000 g
• To convert 5 kt to kg, we multiply by 1000000: 5 kt x 1000000 = 5000000 kg
• To convert 3 kt to lb, we multiply by 2204.622621: 3 kt x 2204.622621 = 6613.867863 lb
Metric Kilotons also can be marked as Kilotonnes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## An Introduction to Metric Megatons

Metric megatons are a unit of mass in the metric system that are equal to one million kilograms. They are also known as gigagrams or gigatonnes, and are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as the Earth’s crust, the Chicxulub impact, or the largest nuclear explosions. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of metric megatons.

## Definition of Metric Megatons

A metric megaton is a unit of mass equal to 10^6 (one million) kilograms. The symbol for metric megaton is Mt, and it is derived from the SI prefix “mega”, meaning “million”. A metric megaton is also equivalent to 1000000000 grams, 2204622.621 pounds or 5000000000 carats.

A metric megaton is also used as a unit of energy equal to 4.184 petajoules (4.184 x 1015 J). This is based on the amount of energy released by one million tons of TNT exploding, which is approximately 4.184 terajoules (4.184 x 1012 J). This unit is also known as the TNT equivalent, and it is used to compare the energy of different explosions or impacts.

## History of Metric Megatons

Metric megatons were introduced as a multiplier in the metric system in 1795, along with other prefixes such as kilo, deca, deci and centi. The metric system was developed in France during the French Revolution, as a way to standardize and simplify measurements. The metric system was based on decimal fractions and powers of ten, unlike the previous systems that used arbitrary units and fractions.

The metric system was adopted by many countries in the 19th and 20th centuries, and became the official system of measurement for science and international trade. However, some countries such as the United States still use other systems such as the imperial or customary units.

Metric megatons were also used as a unit of energy in the 20th century, especially after the development of nuclear weapons. The first nuclear bomb detonated in 1945 had an estimated yield of about 0.00002 Mt. Since then, many nuclear tests and explosions have been measured in megatons or gigatons (one thousand megatons) of TNT equivalent.

## How to Convert Metric Megatons

Metric megatons can be easily converted to other units of mass or energy by multiplying or dividing by appropriate factors. For example, to convert metric megatons to grams, we multiply by 1000000000; to convert metric megatons to kilograms, we multiply by 1000000; to convert metric megatons to joules, we multiply by 4184000000000000.

## Where Metric Megatons are Used

Metric megatons are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as the Earth’s crust, the Chicxulub impact, or the largest nuclear explosions. Here are some examples:

• In geology, metric megatons are used for estimating the mass or volume of rocks in the Earth’s crust or mantle. For example, the mass of the Earth’s crust is about 2.6 x 107 Mt.
• In paleontology, metric megatons are used for measuring the energy or magnitude of asteroid impacts that caused mass extinctions or geological changes. For example, the Chicxulub impact that wiped out most dinosaurs about 66 million years ago had an estimated energy of about 100 Mt.
• In military science, metric megatons are used for measuring the yield or explosive power of nuclear weapons or conventional explosives. For example, the largest nuclear weapon ever tested was the Tsar Bomba, which had a yield of about 50 Mt.

## Example Conversions of Metric Megatons to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of metric megatons to other units:

• To convert 2 Mt to g, we multiply by 1000000000: 2 Mt x 1000000000 = 2000000000 g
• To convert 5 Mt to kg, we multiply by 1000000: 5 Mt x 1000000 = 5000000 kg
• To convert 3 Mt to lb, we multiply by 2204622.621: 3 Mt x 2204622.621 = 6613867.863 lb
Metric Megatons also can be marked as Megatonnes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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