Mario Hezonja praying for hometown following earthquake in Croatia

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As Trail Blazers forward Mario Hezonja has been sheltering in place in Portland amid the COVID-19 outbreak, a massive earthquake hit his home city and surrounding towns of Zagreb, Croatia this weekend. 

The Croatian capital was hit by 5.3 magnitude earthquake over the weekend.

"All of this happening in the world and now my city gets hit like this," Hezonja wrote on his Twitter account.

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Luckily, very few people were on the streets when the earthquake struck in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Fallen bricks and stones from Zagreb's historic buildings crushed parked cars and blocked roadways. There have been reports of one death due to the magnitude of the earthquake.   

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The tremor was felt in neighboring Slovenia and southern Austria.

Prior to the earthquake, a lockdown was put in place in Zagreb and elsewhere across Croatia to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Hezonja continued to show love for Croatia throughout the day on his Twitter account.

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Mario Hezonja praying for hometown following earthquake in Croatia originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest