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On December 26, 2004, series tsunamis were developed by an underwater earthquake in Indian Ocean, killing more than 225,000 people along the coast of Indian Ocean and around 1.5 million people were left homeless, with a magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3, and the waves up to one hundred feet, it is the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph, and it was one of natural disasters in history. But one of the Southern Thailand beaches was saved by, an angel, a British school girl. Tilly Smith, a British school girl was being hailed as a hero after saving nearly one hundred foreign tourists and her family at Maikhao Beach, Southern Thailand, by used her geography lesson to tell the sign before for the tsunami reached the shore. Tilly Smith, at age ten, learned about tsunamis in a geography lesson just two weeks before the tsunami from her teacher Andrew Kearney at Danes Hill Preparatory School in Oxshott. Her and her family was celebrating Christmas at Maikhao Beach in Phuket, southern Thailand. As she watched the waves suddenly begin to recede, she sensed something was wrong while on the beach with her family. Her mind kept going back to the geography lesson that her teacher Andrew Kearney has teach in her class. Kearney taught topics for year-six pupils include tectonic plates, earthquakes, and volcanoes. The reason to covered tsunamis is because they can be caused by earthquakes, volcanoes, or landslides. Kearney has taught this particular course for at least 11 years, he uses audiovisual teaching aids such as interactive white boards to harness geographic information online. Tilly's class had looked up U.S. Web sites about tsunami early-warning systems. And every teacher has a computer on the desk and can project different Web pages onto the whiteboard, so it helped him to make great strides in teaching geography. And children are also

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