1 Megaton Equivalent of Trinitrotoluene, the Energy Yield of the Hiroshima, Japan Atomic Detonation and the Energy Yield of the Nagasaki, Japan Atomic Detonation, and the Most Powerful Atomic Detonation Ever Devised

1 megaton is the equivalent of 1,000,000 (1 million) tons of Trinitrotoluene more commonly referred to as "TNT". The Little Boy atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 exploded with an energy yield of 15 megatons, and the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 exploded with an energy yield of 20 megatons. The most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated was by Russia, formally known at the time as the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics", which exploded with an ener...


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