花蓮縣秀林鄉 13:01 發生芮氏規模 6.1 地震，花蓮最大震度達 7 級，台北市、新北市也有 4 級震度，目前台北捷運為安全考量，已安排所有旅客於最近車站下車，目前全線停駛中。
TAIPEI (The China Post) – A magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit Hualien, eastern Taiwan at 13:01 p.m. today, where an intensity level of 7 was felt, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The intensity level was measured at level 4 in both Taipei City and New Taipei City. For safety, Taipei Metro has arranged all the passengers to get off at the nearest stop and service is suspended for now.
台北捷運表示，根據 SOP 規定，地震發生後已安排旅客至最近車站下車並清空車廂，將以人工方式逐一檢視軌道及設備情況，確認安全無虞才會重新營運。
According to Taipei Metro, all passengers have been evacuated after the earthquake occurred and the company is now inspecting into the track and infrastructure manually, before it resumes operation.
Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) has also suspended its service. The Central Emergency Operation Center has informed relevant ministries to prepare for an immediate meeting in the event of emergency.