I was just reading about the meteor that hit Greenland the other day; it exploded with 2.1 kilotons of force.
Nobody gave a simple explanation for what 2.1 kilotons of force means, only that a kiloton is the equivalent of a thousand tons. I don’t know how big an explosion 2100 tons of TNT produces; I only know I want to be far away from it.
Since Google failed to produce an answer I’m turning to the folks at Straight Dope.
One kiloton of TNT is sitting on the ground in front of me. What is the minimum safe distance?
And, as they say on the internet, please explain like I’m five.