# Metric Megatons to Metric Tons Converter

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## Conversion Table

 metric megatons to metric tons Mt t 1 Mt 1000000 t 2 Mt 2000000 t 3 Mt 3000000 t 4 Mt 4000000 t 5 Mt 5000000 t 6 Mt 6000000 t 7 Mt 7000000 t 8 Mt 8000000 t 9 Mt 9000000 t 10 Mt 10000000 t 11 Mt 11000000 t 12 Mt 12000000 t 13 Mt 13000000 t 14 Mt 14000000 t 15 Mt 15000000 t 16 Mt 16000000 t 17 Mt 17000000 t 18 Mt 18000000 t 19 Mt 19000000 t 20 Mt 20000000 t

## How to convert

1 metric megaton (Mt) = 1000000 metric ton (t). Metric Megaton (Mt) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Metric Ton (t) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## 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).

## Metric Tons: A Unit of Weight

Metric tons are a unit of weight that are used for measuring large masses, such as vehicles, ships, and buildings. Metric tons are also known as tonnes or megagrams. The symbol for metric ton is t.

## Definition of the Metric Ton

The metric ton is defined as 1000 kilograms, which is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). The metric ton is also equal to one million grams or one billion milligrams.

The metric ton is equal to about 2204.6 avoirdupois pounds or 1.1023 short tons. The metric ton is also equal to about 0.9842 long tons or 0.9072 tonnes-force.

## How to Convert Metric Tons

Metric tons can be converted to other units of weight by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert metric tons to other units of weight in the US customary system and the SI system:

• To convert metric tons to avoirdupois pounds, multiply by 2204.6226. For example, 10 t = 10 x 2204.6226 = 22046.226 lb.
• To convert metric tons to short tons, multiply by 1.1023. For example, 5 t = 5 x 1.1023 = 5.5115 st.
• To convert metric tons to long tons, multiply by 0.9842. For example, 20 t = 20 x 0.9842 = 19.684 lt.
• To convert metric tons to kilograms, multiply by 1000. For example, 15 t = 15 x 1000 = 15000 kg.
• To convert metric tons to grams, multiply by 1000000. For example, 25 t = 25 x 1000000 = 25000000 g.
• To convert metric tons to milligrams, multiply by 1000000000. For example, 30 t = 30 x 1000000000 = 30000000000 mg.

## Where Metric Tons are Used

Metric tons are used in different countries and regions for different applications and purposes. Here are some examples of where metric tons are used:

• In most countries that use the SI system, metric tons are used for measuring weight, especially for large masses, such as vehicles, ships, and buildings.
• In the United States, metric tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for international trade and commerce.
• In Canada, Australia and New Zealand, metric tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for international trade and commerce.
• In the United Kingdom, metric tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for international trade and commerce.
• In India, metric tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for international trade and commerce.

## History of Metric Tons

Metric tons have a relatively short history that dates back to the late 18th century. Here are some highlights of the history of metric tons:

• The metric ton was originally based on the weight of a cubic meter of water at its maximum density of four degrees Celsius, which was approximately equal to 1000 kilograms.
• The metric ton was part of the original metric system that was introduced in France in 1795 as a decimal-based system of measurement that was designed to replace the traditional units that varied from region to region.
• The metric ton was adopted by many countries around the world as part of the International System of Units (SI) that was established in 1960 as a universal system of measurement that was based on seven base units and several derived units.
• The metric ton was also referred to as the tonne or the megagram in some countries and contexts to distinguish it from the non-metric units of the short ton and the long ton.

## Example Conversions of Metric Tons to Other Units

Here are some examples of conversions of metric tons to other units of weight:

• 1 t = 2204.6226 lb
• 1 t = 1.1023 st
• 1 t = 0.9842 lt
• 1 t = 1000 kg
• 1 t = 1000000 g
• 1 t = 1000000000 mg
• 1 t = 32.1507 oz t
• 1 t = 643.0149 dwt
• 1 t = 15432.3584 gr
• 1 t = 0.001 kN
Metric Tons also can be marked as Tonnes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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