Seismologist David Jackson of the University of California, Los Angeles, likened the experiment to kiddie soccer.
There are "no official winners or losers, but plenty of scorekeeping from the sidelines" to learn the strengths and weaknesses of various quake theories, Jackson said.
I loved it when the kids were 5 and playing soccer! They would just swarm around the ball and it would be a random walk up and down the field. Once in a while, a kid would just sit down and play with the flowers. Nobody kept score, but there was lots of cheering for everything.