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You may move the timeline and the map as you like. If you click on a marker in either of the two, an info window will open with detailed information on the event, and a link to more information on the website of the feed provider.
If the feed is reloaded after five minutes, the timeline and the map are moved, so that the most recent earthquake is shown in the center of the screen. If you uncheck the "follow" box, the timeline and the map stay where they are. This allows you, for example, to compare the data provided by the different institutions for a certain area.