A University of Washington seismologist is participating in a White House summit Tuesday that will focus on national earthquake preparedness. The event will be webcast live from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Pacific time.

Sally Jewell, secretary of the Department of the Interior, and John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, are scheduled to give the introductory remarks.

John Vidale, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences, is among the speakers for the first session of the day, which will focus on the promise of earthquake early warning. Later sessions will focus on building for earthquake safety, the evolution of early earthquake warning, and how the federal government is committed to ensuring a future with greater earthquake readiness.

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