The 5.7 magnitude jolt struck at 3:47 p.m. local time about 75 miles southwest of the Sumatran city at a depth of 17 miles.
“We are still traumatized by the earthquake,” local resident Herman told the Antara News agency. Many Indonesians go by only one name. “It was so strong the food that we prepared for a wedding ceremony spilled out," Herman added.
The shaking was felt most strongly in Bengkulu province’s Kepahiang district, according to Antara.
No significant damage or injuries were reported.
A significant thrust fault is located just off the entire length of Sumatra.
It produces regular strong earthquakes, which have included the disastrous December 26, 2004, temblor that triggered a massive Indian Ocean tsunami responsible for approximately 200,000 deaths.