At least 16 other people are missing a day after the 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck a mountainous area in Luding county in Sichuan province, which sits on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau where tectonic plates meet and is hit regularly by quakes.
The magnitude 6.6 quake hit about 43 kilometres (26 miles) southeast of the city of Kangding in Sichuan province at a depth of 10 kilometres on Monday, according to the US Geological Survey.
One person was injured in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, and a school building was damaged on Selayar island, national disaster agency spokesman Abdul Muhari said in a statement.
The quake's epicentre was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Melbourne, and was at a depth of 10km (six miles). An aftershock was rated 4.0.
According to the epicentre the temblor was 37.1 kilometres north-northeast of Hualien County Hall at a focal depth of 45 km. No injuries or damage from the quake had been reported at the time of publication.
State governor Hector Astudillo told local television that a man was killed by a falling post in Coyuca de Benitez, a small town just west of Acapulco. He and other authorities had earlier said there were no reports of major damage from the quake.
The quake had a 5.4 magnitude and its epicenter was in Chiba prefecture, southeast of Tokyo, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. No tsunami warning was issued.
The US Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 in the country's coastal Guayas region. It was centred about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Guayaquil, which anchors a metro area of over 3 million people.
The quake was at a depth of 8 km (4.97 miles) below the earth's surface, EMSC said.