The natural disaster was later downgraded to a 5.8 magnitude force – there was no immediate warning from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.
There are no reports of damage of injury in the region.
Tremors hit 152 miles southwest of Padang on Sumatra.
Indonesia was plagued by further natural disasters earlier this month when Mount Merapi erupted again, sending volcanic ash soaring into the air.
The volcano eruption prompted an immediate flight alert for planes in the area.
Prior to the volatile volcano’s explosion in June, it has erupted on May 24 and forced officials to raise an alert to its third highest level.
Indonesia is positioned near the Ring of Fire, this is an area of high seismic and volcanic activity.
The line is plagued by thousands of tremors every year.
Such horrifying natural disasters are prompted by tectonic plate fault lines.